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Critical Review by David Sterritt

SOURCE: Sterritt, David. “David Lynch Plays It Straight.Christian Science Monitor (15 October 1999): 15.

In the following review, Sterritt comments on the dark undertones beneath the superficial sweetness of The Straight Story.

Starting today, the biggest surprise of this year's Cannes film festival will be stirring up talk in theaters. David Lynch, known for ultraviolent movies like Blue Velvet and surreal TV fare like Twin Peaks, has found still another way to give audiences a jolt of astonishment: He's made a G-rated picture for the Walt Disney Company, spinning a tale so kind and gentle that it makes his previous career seem like a brilliantly filmed nightmare from which he's finally awakened.

In short, The Straight Story is a major turnaround from a filmmaker who has earned international acclaim as a chronicler of dark, disturbing...

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