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Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie, and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma, a young woman traveling home. When Ludie and Jessie Mae discover she is gone, they call in law enforcement to help, but Mrs. Watts is one step ahead of them and convinces the local sheriff to help her on her journey home to Bountiful. Written by Lifetime Television

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Despite the film being produced 29 years after The Trip to Bountiful (1985), Cicely Tyson was born less than a month after Geraldine Page, who plays Mrs Watts in the 1985 version. November 22 and December 19 1924. See more »

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Trip To Bountiful
8 March 2014 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

Excellent Play and Movie. I saw and enjoyed both. I liked this movie as well as the play because the story brought back memories of growing up in the south. The memories of growing up in big houses with mothers and fathers as well as grandparents are cherished. As an adult, the longing to go back to where one grew up and to relive those wonderful moments is portrayed so well by Ms. Cicely Tyson. When Blair Underwood said to Ms. Tyson, "I should have brought you back here sooner" when he found out that her friend had died, reminded me of how precious our older parents, and grandparent's are in our lives.

Performances by the actors and actresses are phenomenal.! This will go down as a classic. I could watch it over and over with a box of tissues nearby.


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