Back The Trip to Bountiful

Movie Synopsis

After nearly 20 years this beautiful film was finally brought to DVD. Set in 1947, Mrs. Watts is an elderly woman living with her hen-pecked son, Ludie, and his domineering wife Jessie-Mae. After a life on the farm, Mrs. Watts' cramped existence in a two-room home in suburban Houston has become opressive. Longing for freedom and familiarity, she runs away and boards a bus headed for Bountiful, Texas -- her girlhood home. Geraldine Page won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her moving portrayal of Mrs. Watts, a woman so desperately longing for her true home that she is willing to risk everything to get there.

Movie Sermon's General Warning

The Trip to Bountiful contains some tense moments between an elderly woman and her mean daughter-in-law.

Rating

PG

Genre

Drama

Year

1985

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Topics
Forgiveness, Unforgiving, Spite, Old age
Scripture:
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Topics
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Scripture:
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Topics
Heaven, Home, Disappointment, Discouragement
Scripture:
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