“I don’t think about those things now. But they’re all part of Bountiful.”
I guess that as far as Oscar bait from the 80s goes, this one still holds up quite well. Can’t assess how much of a career win this role was for Geraldine Page, since I have never seen her in anything else, but this is a leading turn as meaty as they come; so, all the power to her, rest her soul.
As a stage adaptation, it also avoids the usual pitfalls of the genre; The Trip to Bountiful is plentifully engaging, if not for being a dynamic narrative that has us easily rooting for Carrie and her mission.
Everyone can relate to the longing for going back…