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The Trip to Bountiful (2014)

The Trip to Bountiful

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

March 08, 2014 (TV Premiere)

Duration

120 min.

Studio

Lifetime

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Michael Wilson

Producer

Bill Haber, Cicely Tyson, Hallie Foote, Jeff Hayes

Screenwriter

Horton Foote

Starring

Story


Based on Oscar, Pulitzer Prize, and Emmy Award winning author Horton Foote's Tony Award nominated play, "The Trip to Bountiful" is a courageous and moving story of liberation, as well as a humor-filled celebration of the human spirit.

In "The Trip to Bountiful," Carrie Watts, begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma, a young woman traveling home. When Ludie and Jessie Mae discover she is gone, they call in law enforcement to help, but Mrs. Watts is one step ahead of them and convinces the local sheriff to help her on her journey home to Bountiful.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..all the actors nail their parts, but Tyson runs the show..”
by David Hinckley [NY Daily News]
“..it's focused on Mrs. Watts' personal journey home, her escape from the small bubble she's come to know. As it is, it's wonderful to watch Tyson make that escape..”
by Molly Eichel [A.V. Club]
“..that's not to say this is a particularly great movie (or that the earlier version was, either). Yet as with almost everything else in her storied career, Tyson has finished this "Trip" with her dignity intact..”
by Brian Lowry [Variety]