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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 8, 2014
  • Season #: 1
The Trip to Bountiful Image
Metascore
86

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  • Summary: Carrie Watts (Cicely Tyson) is a widow frustrated with living in Houston with her son Ludie (Blair Underwood) and his wife, Jessie Mae (Vanessa Williams). Forbidden to drive or travel by herself, she plans an escape to make the final journey to her hometown of Bountiful in this adaption ofCarrie Watts (Cicely Tyson) is a widow frustrated with living in Houston with her son Ludie (Blair Underwood) and his wife, Jessie Mae (Vanessa Williams). Forbidden to drive or travel by herself, she plans an escape to make the final journey to her hometown of Bountiful in this adaption of 2013 Broadway revival of Horton Foote's play. Collapse
  • Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Mar 10, 2014
    100
    It's an exquisitely rendered and masterfully acted film on Lifetime.... Underwood and Williams are eloquent and fine, but this is Carrie's story. With her shining ageless eyes and effortless physical grace, Tyson is quietly but relentlessly hypnotic in all she does.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Mar 4, 2014
    100
    Tyson elevates this character into a prism through which passes the span of existence.... You will be sighing for days. [10 Mar 2014, p.48]
  3. Reviewed by: Jason Clark
    Mar 4, 2014
    91
    Horton Foote's 1953 teleplay proves as durable as ever in this transfer of 2013's hit Broadway revival. Cicely Tyson is as fiercely magnetic on a small screen. [7 Mar 2014, p.62]
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Mar 6, 2014
    80
    It’s a showcase for Tyson.
  5. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Mar 7, 2014
    80
    The Trip to Bountiful hits all the right sweet and nostalgic notes without becoming saccharine or overdone.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Mar 7, 2014
    80
    As fables go, Bountiful is fairly uneventful yet unexpectedly affecting, thanks to Tyson's unsparing honesty.
  7. Reviewed by: Molly Eichel
    Mar 6, 2014
    75
    It’s focused on Mrs. Watts’ personal journey home, her escape from the small bubble she’s come to know. As it is, it’s wonderful to watch Tyson make that escape.

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