The Straight Story Film Summary & Analysis

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Themes

Slowing Down Life

Many times life becomes so hectic that people have little time to enjoy their family and friends. Most people don't pay attention to sunrise or sunset and often miss out on some of the most important things in life because they are too busy working or running after the American Dream.

Alvin has spent his life working hard and making a living. His life has finally slowed down, and he is enjoying doing what he wants. When he hears that his brother has had a stroke, though, he realizes that he has to visit his brother one way or another, so he leaves on his lawnmower.

Along the way, viewers see Alvin moving at a very slow pace. Although he is laughed at by some, most people are impressed by his persistence. By slowing down the pace of his life, he is able...

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