American Pastoral Poster

Release Date: October 21st, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 7th, 2017

R|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
Seymour Swede Levov (Ewan McGregor) is a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn (Jennifer Connelly), a former beauty queen. When his beloved teenage daughter (Dakota Fanning) disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, forcing him to look beneath the surface and confront the chaos that is shaping the world around him.

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Valorie Curry, Uzo Aduba, Rupert Evans, Hannah Nordberg, Peter Riegert

Director: Ewan McGregor

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Lakeshore Entertainment, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Intense, House, Father, Daughter, Wife, Brooding, Quest, Sacrifice, Emotional, 1960s, Hotel

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  • Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut, in which he also stars, is decently performed and delivers some potent scenes of inter-generational discord between a concerned father and a radicalized daughter who becomes a murderous terrorist. But the filmmaking is prosaic when it should crackle with tension and disruptive undercurrents, show more

  • Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut eventually finds its own emotional core, zeroing in on the tragedy that befalls a seemingly perfect life once a man’s wilful daughter torpedoes it. show more

  • McGregor’s movie is a half-hearted transcript with no heart of its own, one that commits the ultimate sin of making you wonder whether the book it’s based on could possibly be any good in the first place. show more

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