O Pioneers! synopsis
In the 1880s, young Swede Alexandra Bergson (Heather Graham) and her family come to Nebraska to live off the land. Years later, when the Bergson patriarch dies, the adult Alexandra (Jessica Lange) learns that she is heir to the family farm. Amid the protestations of her jealous siblings, Alexandra succeeds in single-handedly managing the farm. Her biggest challenge arises, however, when Carl (David Strathairn), the lover who left her life decades earlier, comes back looking for romance.