The Straight Story Summary
David Lynch

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The Straight Story Summary

Summary and Analysis

As The Straight Story begins, the audience sees the night sky sprinkled with stars before the scene changes into a large field where a man is driving a tractor. Then, we see a small town and a small house where Rose, Alvin's 40-year-old daughter who is a little slow, and Dorothy, her neighbor, call a greeting to each other. At the back of Rose's house, we hear someone fall...

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