The Trip to Bountiful
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

Adapted by Horton Foote from his own television play, A Trip to Bountiful is set in 1947 Houston. Forced by circumstances to leave her loathsome son (John Heard) and daughter-in-law (Carlin Glynn), elderly Geraldine Page wants nothing more… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 20, 1985
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2005
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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Revolves around the yearning an elderly woman has to visit the farmstead where she grew up and raised her own family.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Geraldine Page is exquisite!
jay nixon
Geraldine Page proves why she was one of the preeminent actress of her time in this lovely, poignant film.
John Ballantine
An enjoyable story about an old bag who decides to leave her unrewarding life to go back to the town where she grew up. The main issue is the fact that the town… More