Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.
road movie, emotional, touching, serious, melancholic, scenic, enigmatic, feel good, reflective, surreal ...
redemption, road trip, on the road, runaway, golden years, storytelling, brothers, loneliness, beautiful scenery, obsessive quest, eccentricity, character study, aging, innocence lost, small town, human nature, adventure, life philosophy, dialogue, childhood, surrealism, destiny, existentialism, first contact, philosophy ...
20th century, 90s
usa, cross country, iowa, wisconsin, mississippi, mississippi river