Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

The Straight Story
Director: David Lynch
Cast: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton, Everett McGill

Richard Farnsworth is superb as an old man who makes a cross-country trip on his lawnmower in order to to see his ailing brother. On this journey he is able to exchange thoughts with an array of characters. David Lynch's most conventional film to date is touching, intelligent and atmospheric, the latter of which is greatly helped by Angelo Badalamenti's beautiful score. This is probably the slowest moving road movie ever made. Based on a true story.