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The Trip to Bountiful (2014)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 8 March 2014
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Wilson

Writers:

Horton Foote (based on his play), Horton Foote (teleplay)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cicely Tyson ... Mrs. Watts
Vanessa Williams ... Jessie Mae Watts
Blair Underwood ... Ludie Watts
Keke Palmer ... Thelma
Arthur French Arthur French ... Roy
Clancy Brown ... Sheriff
Pat Bowie Pat Bowie ... Neighbor
Devon Abner ... Ticket Agent
Curtis Billings Curtis Billings ... Bus Terminal Announcer
Gene Mack Gene Mack ... Radio DJ
Sandy Kellerman ... Walla Perfomer
Karen Glave ... Walla Perfomer
Elle Downs ... Walla Perfomer
Mark Taylor Mark Taylor ... Walla Perfomer
Danny Waugh Danny Waugh ... Walla Perfomer
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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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Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bountiful'a Yolculuk See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Ostar Productions See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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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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Featured in The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015) See more »

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Great performance from Cicely Tyson!!
9 March 2014 | by kwrdhemt-944-874334See all my reviews

I didn't realize this was a remake. I have never seen the original but I enjoyed this movie. Cicely Tyson should win an award. Her portrayal of Mrs. Watts so reminded me of my grandmother in many ways. I am sure the feeling of "wanting to go home" is resonant in all of us to some degree. It makes her character very relatable.

Whoever did the makeup for Vanessa Williams did a poor job. She looked "pasty".

I would like to read the book after seeing the movie...I keep feeling like the story was missing something.

I was also hoping for a different ending...but I won't spoil it for those who haven't seen it.


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