The Straight Story by David Lynch (David Lynch marathon part 2)

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Released in the 15th October 1999. The genres are “road movie”, “drama” and biopic. It is 1 hour 52 minutes long.

BEFORE THE MOVIE

Alright, based on the genres I think this is going to be pretty boring (or at least not that good) At least the music is made by Angelo Badalamenti (he did the music for Twin Peaks, and it’s wonderful) I really like the poster too. OH GOD. IT IS A DISNEY MOVIE WHAT THE FUCK

Ok let’s dive into it. I hope it doesn’t suck.

AFTER THE MOVIE

I am 100% sure of is that this has to be the slowest movie I’ve ever seen. I like how the more he travels the more we get to know about him. Oh right, I haven’t told the plot yet. It’s about an old man that travels on a lawnmower to see his brother, who just had a stroke. They haven’t met in 10 years. It is based on a true story, that means that an old man actually travelled 240 miles on a lawnmower (He sadly died two years after)

Something that was incredible was the character development. Everyone had a little backstory, even the characters that appeared for 5 minutes. The another thing that was fantastic was the astonishing backgrounds. I didn’t know that the USA could have such beautiful landscapes. Seriously, it was all just really nice to look at.

A thing that I think that was less good was that it was a little boring. I mean, if I would have known that it was 80% lawnmower 20% silence then I would have not watched it. Some of the most “intense” moments was when he was going downhill on his lawnmower like, really fast. There was a moment were there was a storm, but nothing bad happened to him. Another “nail biter” was when a truck went past him really quickly and his hat flew away, so he had to stand up and get it.

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He actually had the hat in real life too! This is them by the way

While watching the movie I thought that it was pretty boring, but looking back at it I now realise that it wasn’t that bad at all. It had it’s moments, and I am weak for old people. The story was good, the landscapes were really good and the soundtrack was spot on (Thank you Angelo Badalamenti) The whole thing in generall works pretty damn well. That’s why I would give this a 7.5/10

Next up is “The Elephant Man”, and I really hope it’s worth the Oscar it got.

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