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The Trip to Bountiful

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Original title
The Trip to Bountiful
Running time
108 min.
United States United States
Horton Foote (Play: Horton Foote)
J.A.C. Redford
Fred Murphy
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Island Pictures
Drama | 1940s
Synopsis / Plot
Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas town of her youth which she still refers to as "home." The trouble is her son, Ludie, is too concerned for her health to allow her to travel alone and her petty daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae, insists they don't have money to squander on bus tickets. This prompts "escape" attempts each month which coincide with the arrival of Mrs. Watts' Social Security check. Then, Mrs. Watts makes a successful escape and last trip home.
1985: Oscar: Best Leading Actress (Geraldine Page). 2 Nominations
1985: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Actress Drama (Geraldine Page)
1985: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Geraldine Page)
1985: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actress & Best Screenplay. 4 Nominations
1985: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
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