The Civil War is rarely referenced in feature length films nowadays. The extremely violent war seems to be brought to screen only if it’s in a documentary. The new independent drama The World Made Straight manages to bring The Civil War into the mix but only as something referenced by the main characters. It is however cleverly mentioned so as not to overwhelm the film’s story but provides for a rather interesting piece of history setting the tone for the film’s 1970s world. It is a decent film with some excellent performances but other than that, the story is tired and the action, sort of a letdown.