The Trip to Bountiful
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The Trip to Bountiful
Adapted by Horton Foote from his own television play, A Trip to Bountiful is set in 1947 Houston. Forced by circumstances to live her loathsome son (John Heard) and daughter-in-law (Carlin Glynn), elderly Geraldine Page wants nothing more out of life than to return to her home town of Bountiful. Escaping from her family's clutches, Page boards a bus to Bountiful, where she makes the acquaintance of young Rebecca DeMornay. The two women immediately hit it off, and their trip is a most pleasant one. Eventually, sheriff Richard Bradford, ordered to find Page and bring her back to her family,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"In this small, sharply observed tale from Horton Foote, the great Geraldine Page plays an elderly widow, who longs to go back to her idyllic small-town roots; shapeless, the film is mostly a showcase for its actors."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Revolves around the yearning an elderly woman has to visit the farmstead where she grew up and raised her own family."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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