American Pastoral (2016)

American Pastoral (2016)
  • In Theaters: October 28, 2016
  • MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexual material, language and brief violent images
  • Genres: Crime, Drama
  • Run Time: 2 Hour 6 Minutes
  • Distributors: Lionsgate, Lakeshore Entertainment
  • Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Peter Riegert, Rupert Evans, Uzo Aduba, Molly Parker, David Strathairn
  • Directors: Ewan McGregor
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  • Writer: John Romano
A high school sports hero in his Jewish neighborhood of Weequahic, Swede grows up to marry a shiksa beauty queen, Dawn (Jennifer Connelly), move his family to a Norman Rockwell-esque farm while still running his father’s glove factory in Newark, and sire a precocious daughter named Merry (played as a young child with effortless agility by Hannah Nordberg, and as a teenager with effortful commitment by Dakota Fanning). Sensitive, too smart for her own good, and afflicted with a severe stutter, Merry grows up to become a 16-year-old radical obsessed with the horrors of the Vietnam War.

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