I watched the movie “The Straight Story” by David Lynch and enjoyed it very much. Richard Farnsworth played a beautiful part in this film.
For those who don’t know the film, 73 year old Alvin Straight drove a 66’ John Deere lawnmower from Laurens Iowa to Mt. Zion Wisconsin. The trip was about 300 miles. He drove a lawnmower because his brother suffered a stroke and he was compelled to see him after many years (they were fighting). Alvin couln’t drive a vehicle due to age and physical health.
His lawnmower broke down on him 60 miles from his destination, and he told people that were helping him that he has been on the road for 5 weeks. I could not believe that he has been on the road that long. If the lawnmower was traveling at 3 MPH and ol’ Alvin drove six hours a day, he could of made the trip within three weeks, not five weeks and 60 miles out.
Was Alvin extremely lazy in his travel? It seems to me in the film that he wanted to get to his brothers house as soon as possible on the fastest thing smoking he could operate. He was an old man on a mission.
Whats the Straight Dope on the Straight Story?