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|The Trip to Bountiful|
Actors: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford, Rebecca De Mornay
A "richly textured" (Leonard Maltin) and triumphant tale of an elderly woman's journey home, The Trip to Bountiful stars Geraldine Page in "the performance of a lifetime" (Variety) ? and a role that won* her an Academy Awa... more »
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Betty T. (BettySunshine) from WARNER ROBINS, GA
Reviewed on 8/15/2009...
I found this movie totally endearing as Geraldine Page's mannerisms in it reminded me so much of my own mother -- her shuffling movements, her pocketbook, her determination. Really tugged on my heart.
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WHY ISN'T THIS MASTERPIECE ON DVD???
Christian A. Gray | Misawa Air Base, Japan | 05/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a fan of many of Geraldine Page films, I find this one to be her best. She took home the Best Actress Oscar for her work as an elderly woman who wishes to return to the place of her childhood one last time before she dies. I don't know of any critic or cinema fan who feels she did not deserve this well-earned recognition. Bountiful exists just as it did when the film was first shot. I was there two years ago just to take pictures of some of the spots where the film took place. Anyway, to my point:My concern is that nearly every studio known to mankind is willing to produce and sell ABSOLUTLY TRASHY DVDs that NO ONE even wants to buy. It seems all the good movies that need to be released on DVD are just gathering dust in some vault where the master negative is slowly deteriorating. Before long, this Oscar winning film will only be a dream to those of us who remember its beautiful story of spirituality, passion, memory, and most of all family. If I were Geraldine Page, I would be not only be turning in my grave but scratching my way to the surface to haunt the STUDIO EXECUTIVES (Opps, I meant to say, FOOLS) who have FORGOTTEN her and the artistry she brought to this wonderfully adapted stage play!!! I DEMAND that anyone reading this review go to the DVD site for this film and vote to have it placed on DVD as soon as possible. Better yet, DEMAND that it be REMASTERED by the group of producers who release films on the Criterion Collection label!I will talk about this movie with anyone as well as ANY other horrendous crimes against film if you would like to email me.Get this on DVD if and when you can. Unfortunately, we true fans of Page's talent must settle for a VHS copy that does NOT compare with the beauty of its initial theatrical release. I cannot say FOR SHAME! FOR SHAME! enough to convey my strong feelings for this film and the disgraceful oversight it has received. DVD NOW! DVD NOW! DVD NOW! DVD NOW..."
Geraldine Page is still the Greatest...
R. Gawlitta | Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA | 09/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All I can say is that Geraldine Page is among the finest actresses of the 20th Century, whether on stage or film. I don't understand why "The Trip to Bountiful" or "Summer and Smoke" or "Sweet Bird of Youth" aren't out there on DVD. She died only months after finally winning the Oscar in 1986; a tribute to this great lady's films is long overdue. Anyone else agree? 4-22-05; the DVD is wonderful! Thank you, powers that be. Now where are "Summer & Smoke" & "Sweet Bird"? UPDATE: Sweet Bird is a fine DVD; still missing Ms. Page's masterpiece, Summer & Smoke."
Philip Shaw | London, UK | 05/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is disgusting that, considering the amount of trash that passes for quality film entertainment these days, 'The Trip to Bountiful' has not yet been released on DVD.
Come on wake up whichever company will be responsible for putting this superb movie on DVD - there are scores of film goers avidly waiting to buy.
Geraldine Page displays the kind of bravura and legendary acting that is all too rare nowadays, and she proves just how exquisite to watch is the art of true acting - sadly now diminishing from our TV and cinema screens.
If for no other reason than honouring the memory of a truly great actress, please show your respect and admiration for her work by re-mastering this movie on a DVD edition."