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The Trip to Bountiful

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Rating: 3.5/5 (2 votes cast)

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The one thought I did have was that our lives would be better if we would sing more hymns, but all in all, this movie left me feeling quite empty and couldn’t quite grasp the point. It may have bothered me because these verses came to my mind the next morning.  Philippians 3:13, 14 – Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

The Trip to Bountiful

Film Description:

Based on Oscar®, Pulitzer Prize, and Emmy Award winning author Horton Foote’s Tony Award nominated play, “The Trip to Bountiful” is a courageous and moving story of liberation, as well as a humor-filled celebration of the human spirit.

In “The Trip to Bountiful,” Carrie Watts, begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma, a young woman traveling home. When Ludie and Jessie Mae discover she is gone, they call in law enforcement to help, but Mrs. Watts is one step ahead of them and convinces the local sheriff to help her on her journey home to Bountiful.

Foote originally wrote “The Trip to Bountiful” for television in 1953 and it made its Broadway debut in 1954. The play was adapted into a motion picture in 1985, when star Geraldine Page won an Academy Award® for Best Actress and Foote was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. In the 2013 Broadway revival, the play garnered four Tony nominations, including Best Revival of a Play, Best Featured Actress in a Play, Best Sound Design and a win for Cicely Tyson for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Carrie Watts.

(From Dove: “It features a solid faith in God,…”)

Release Date: (DVD) August 5, 2014

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ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~ CHARACTER ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~ CHARACTER
  • Cicely Tyson … Mrs. Watts
  • Vanessa Williams … Jessie Mae Watts
  • Blair Underwood … Ludie Watts
  • Clancy Brown … Sheriff
  • Keke Palmer … Thelma
  • Devon Abner … Ticket Agent 1
  • Arthur French … Roy
  • De’Marco Arrington … Little Boy
  • Curtis Billings … Ticket Agent 2
  • Nicolas Jamal Howard … Shoe shine assistant
  • Charlandra L. Jacobs … Bus Passenger/Diner Patron
  • Eric Elijah Rogers … Neighborhood Child
  • Brittany Savoie … Bus Passenger
  • A’Nya Schofield … Litte Girl
  • John Wilder … Shoe shiner
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The Trip to Bountiful (2014) Movie

 

Duration: | Release Date:March 8, 2014 | MPAA Rating: Not Rated |

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Based on Oscar®, Pulitzer Prize, and Emmy Award winning author Horton Foote’s Tony Award nominated play, “The Trip to Bountiful” is a courageous and moving story of liberation, as well as a humor-filled celebration of the human spirit.

Director:

Michael Wilson

Writers:

Horton Foote

Stars:

Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood, Clancy Brown, Keke Palmer, Devon Abner, Arthur French, De’Marco Arrington

Genre:

Drama

Production Company:

Ostar Productions
The Trip to Bountiful, 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings

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