American Pastoral

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  108 min.
Release Date: October 21, 2016 - Toronto, Vancouver
DVD/Blu-ray: February 7, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
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Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Uzo Aduba, David Strathairn, Rupert Evans, Molly Parker, Peter Riegert

Synopsis

In the 1960s postwar America, a family's seemingly idyllic existence is shattered. Seymour "Swede" Levov (Ewan McGregor), a once-legendary high school athlete, is now a successful businessman married to a former beauty queen named Dawn (Jennifer Connelly).

He watches his life fall apart when his beloved daughter Merry (Dakota Fanning) is accused of committing a savage act of political terrorism. Swede must find her and reunite his family, before they are ruined.

The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Phillip Roth.

Director: Ewan McGregor
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Andre Lamal
Screenplay: John Romano
Official Site: AmericanPastoralMovie.com

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  • 5 stars "Wow. What an excellent movie with an incredible cast and storyline. I truly felt the pain McGregor went through as he fought to keep his marriage and family together. Phenomenal acting as always from Connelly and Fanning. I highly recommend this film. You will not be disappointed."