True story of Alvin Straight’s patient odyssey from Laurens, Iowa to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin to visit an estranged brother. Unable to drive and with no other option open to him, Alvin was forced to make the journey on a lawn mover. He encountered a number of strangers, from a teenage runaway to a fellow WWII veteran. By sharing his life’s earned wisdom Alvin had a profound impact on these people.