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Trip to Bountiful, The

Trip to Bountiful, The

Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney / A+E Networks
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Saturday, March 08, 2014 N/A
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  • Season: 2013-2014
  • Network: Lifetime
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Family Drama, Period Piece

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Plot Synopsis

Based on Tony Award-winning play by Horton Foote. In 1940's Houston, Texas, 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, she is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma, a young woman traveling home. On the bus she tells Thelma about her youth and the family she's lost over the years. When Ludie and Jessie Mae discover she is gone, they call in law enforcement to help, but she's one step ahead of them and convinces the local sheriff to help her on her journey home to Bountiful.


Production Company:

  • Ostar Productions

Production Type:

  • Independent
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