The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

Geraldine Page gives an Academy Award-winning performance in this 1940s-set drama as Mrs. Watts, an elderly woman who travels from Houston to Texas to visit her childhood home one last time.

Her controlling daughter is too worried about the cost to allow her to travel, and her son believes her declining health would make the trip too risky. But Mrs. Watts wants nothing more than to return to the small town of Bountiful – the place she called “home” – and is willing to sneak past her children to get there.

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Geraldine Page), Academy Awards 1986
1985Rating: G103 minsUSA
Drama

The Trip to Bountiful / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

Works perfectly as a small, richly detailed film...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The whole middle section of the movie is the best, as she meets another traveler on the bus, a young woman named Thelma (Rebecca De Mornay).

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