The Straight Story

1999 G 1h 51m DVD

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The Straight Story

1999 G 1h 51m DVD
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When his brother, Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton), falls ill, Iowa farmer Alvin Straight (Oscar nominee Richard Farnsworth) pledges to go to Lyle's side -- despite being unable to drive -- armed with a riding lawnmower for transportation, a tent and unshakable determination. Leaving his mentally challenged daughter (Sissy Spacek) at home, Alvin sets out to cover the 300 miles to his brother's house in a weeks-long journey of healing and remembrance.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
None
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
  • Richard Farnsworth
  • Sissy Spacek
  • Harry Dean Stanton
  • Jane Galloway Heitz
  • Everett McGill
  • Wiley Harker
  • Kevin Farley
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Reviews

age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie has no four-letter words or nudity, and there is nothing in the movie that is likely to cause offense or trauma. Still, it is not for most younger kids, who will be bored and restless.

Sexual Content

Reference to unwed pregnancy.

Violence

Mild.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Most characters smoke, reference to past alcohol abuse.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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