Last night we watched a movie that brought tears to my eyes and laughs from my heart. It was a story of redemption, speaking the truth, repentance and penance, love and anger between brothers, pride and humility and good works. In content and vision it is a marvelous Catholic movie.
The movie stars the gentle and contemplative Richard Farnsworth andÂ is a true story called â€œThe Straight Storyâ€ about an old farmer named Alvin Straight who drives his lawn mower 300 miles to Wisconsin to visit his estranged brother. Along the way he helps a lost teen, a war vet, bares his heart to a priest, and has many heartwarming adventures. He reconciles with his brother in a very moving scene in which next to no words are spoken. It is a movie about family and forgiveness.