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American Pastoral

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"American Pastoral" follows Seymour "Swede" Levov (McGregor), a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen (Connelly) and inherits his father's business. Swede's seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter Merry (Fanning) rebels by becoming a revolutionary and commits a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.

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Based on 15 American Pastoral reviews, American Pastoral gets an average review score of 49.
3.5/5
wegotthiscovered.comDVD
American Pastoral doesn't quite nail its tone, but it's a compelling enough adaptation with a few truly inspired moments.
186d ago
C+/A+
thefilmstage.comDVD
American Pastoral does succeed at making me want to read the book. The plot’s moving parts seek to mine the psychological machinations of parents trying their best and an aliena...
186d ago
60/100
www.nytimes.comCinema
American Pastoral leaves a residue of dread and despair that is oddly in keeping with today’s moment of uncertainty amid an ugly presidential campaign.
186d ago
60/100
www.hollywoodreporter.comCinema
Ewan McGregor stars alongside Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Connelly in his feature directorial debut, an adaptation of the Philip Roth novel about a man whose daughter grows up t...
186d ago
C-/A+
ew.comVOD
As hard as they work to add nuance, Connelly is trapped in mad-housewife hysteria, Fanning’s a brat, and McGregor never really rises above a strange, stunned blandness. It’s a n...
186d ago
C-/A+
theplaylist.netDVD
All of “Pastoral’s” problems could have been slightly forgiven if McGregor showed a hint of inspiration behind the camera.
186d ago
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American Pastoral release date for Blu-ray, DVD, VOD February 7, 2017 6 Months Ago (US)
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American Pastoral was released on 166d ago in the UK and the US.
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February 7, 2017Confirmed
Cinema
October 21, 2016Confirmed
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February 7, 2017Confirmed
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February 7, 2017Confirmed
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Blu-ray
March 6, 2017Confirmed
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November 11, 2016Confirmed
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March 6, 2017Confirmed
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March 6, 2017Confirmed
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