Cinema: Noisy Ride: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

Some time during the Truman Administration, the yearning to see her old hometown before she dies overcomes a widow lady named Carrie Watts (Geraldine Page). It is understandable: she lives with her dispirited son (John Heard) and his bossy wife (Carlin Glynn) in a cramped city apartment. The arrangement is getting on everyone's nerves.

One day Carrie slips away and ventures back to her roots near the Texas Gulf Coast to discover what the viewer will have long suspected: the town of Bountiful no longer exists. The land there is used up, and the world has moved on. We are left...

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