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YMMV: The Straight Story
  • Award Snub: While Farnsworth earned a well-deserved Best Actor nomination, this movie didn't earn any other nomination for the Oscars, which is a darn shame considering this was David Lynch directing an acclaimed and accessible film that still deployed his unique visual style. Got snubbed for Cinematography, musical score, screenplay, and for Sissy Spacek's performance.
  • Awesome Music: Laurens Walking.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Alvin's encounter with a crazily distraught woman who keeps on accidentally running over deer. The only thing it really adds to the film is that Alvin eats the deer and mounts the antlers on his tractor.
  • Heartwarming Moments: When Alvin Straight meets his brother and neither of them say anything, but are able to acknowledge each other one last time.

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