What's not to like about this film? The dialogue is superb. It is very much a play put to the screen, but that is the beauty of it. All of the characters are purposive and you get a good cry to boot. We all have our Bountiful, Texas memories, and if we are lucky, we can return for one last time as Geraldine Paige's character does to say goodbye to the birds, the salt air and her daddy. Paige would die in less than two years after completing this film, for which she won the Academy Award.