The World Made Straight

The World Made Straight

Streaming Video - 2015
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In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, young and rebellious Travis Shelton (Jeremy Irvine) finds himself ensnared in the violence of the past and the subtle evils of the present. Based on the novel by Ron Rash, THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT also stars Noah Wyle, Minka Kelly and Haley Joel Osment.
Publisher: [United States] : Alchemy : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Video
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 120 min.)) : sd., col

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uugene
Oct 07, 2016

What a flop. Bad screenwriting, bad acting, bad directing, nice scenery.

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papagator
Apr 25, 2016

The central theme of the movie was the Shelton- Laurel Massacre in 1863. Aside from that this movie was all over the place with drug dealers, odd relationships, anger issues etc. Great scenery, a 70's time period piece. Always have liked Minka Kelly- but doesn't do much for this movie in her role- not too good- pick a different movie

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AmyEighttrack
Apr 09, 2016

I loved this movie! I'm so glad I ran across it at the library. I hadn't heard anything about it. I think it might be a little indie film that got ignored.

Great characterization, fascinating story, intelligent acting and wonderful atmosphere. If you like Southern- themed movies, this is a must-see. And so nice to see Steve Earle here.

A fascinating look at an aspect of the Civil War in the South that I knew Nothing about - the internecine feuding. The story is wrapped around the historic massacre of 13 supposed Union 'sympathisers'. Google 'Shelton Laurel Massacre' and learn more.

And here's a link to the author writing about his book: http://www.rusoffagency.com/authors/rash_r/theworld/behind_theworld_made.htm

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hammer59
Jun 19, 2015

Not bad at all. Many current films are far less entertaining.

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Old_Toto
May 11, 2015

Not the worst movie seen this decade but close.

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JackPurcell
Apr 20, 2015

Nice scenery. You've got an unspecified amount of time to spend doing something between now and dying. Watch movies such as this one and it will seem longer. A lot longer.

ravenheart Mar 25, 2015

Good acting, but a terrible, weak storyline. I like Noah Wyle, and I still wouldn't have wasted my time watching this after seeing how crappy the storyline was. It's pretty rare you see a film based on a book that has this poor of a story. They should have used a much better writer for the screen adaptation. The actors were on point, and the characters were established for what could have been a very good drama, or maybe even a thriller, but then it spiralled right down the toilet. What a let down.

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graybear3
Mar 21, 2015

Might have rated it higher, but several story threads were left unexplained. I'll read the book to find out. That said, it's still a pretty good movie.

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