American Pastoral [DVD] [2016]

  • SKU: 5721922
  • Release Date: 02/07/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    82% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (18 out of 22)

    Special Features


    • American Pastoral: Adapting an American Classic
    • Audio Commentary by Ewan McGregor
    • Making the American Dream

    Synopsis


    American Pastoral
    Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. McGregor plays Seymour "Swede" Levov, a former high-school star athlete who seems destined for a charmed life after he inherits his father's business and weds an ex-beauty queen. Years later, with the Vietnam War raging, Levov's perfect world begins to fall apart when his activist daughter commits a heinous act of political terrorism. Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Connelly, Molly Parker, Uzo Aduba, Rupert Evans, and David Strathairn co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Ewan McGregor
      Ewan McGregor - Swede Levov
    • Jennifer Connelly
      Jennifer Connelly - Dawn Levov
    • Dakota Fanning
      Dakota Fanning - Merry Levov
    • Peter Riegert
      Peter Riegert - Lou Levov
    • Rupert Evans
      Rupert Evans - Jerry Levov



    Customer rating

    3.7
    82%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      American Whack Job.

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      Ikarus
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      Don't waste your time or money on this one. You would have to be an extreme fan of one or more of the actors, or of the author to sit through it. All of the character are whack jobs. Not resembling real life. Nothing pastoral about it. Children do not ask Daddy to kiss them like Mommy. Professional counselors to not give advice or conclusions like that. Mommies don't disengage from their children so quickly(although they do have affairs) Mommies don't get blamed. The only sympathetic character is the Dad. To a sickening degree. The featurette at the end the actors glom over their acting, director and the script.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Really Enjoyed Movie

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      jedi10master
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      Having read the book, really enjoyed the movie. Critics nitpick on the review but its not an easy book to make a film out of. Definitely worth watching.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Powerful and important movie

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      Bestw
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      A legendary high school athlete marrys a beauty queen. Becomes a successful business man. Now sit back and watch how a perfect life is broken forever.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Underrated movie

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      Mike818
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      I was surprised by this film and not to mention the great transfer. Give this movie a chance. You will enjoy it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A sad tale of loss

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      ssumner13
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      A sad tale of loss centered around a young girl in the 60s and how her parents deal with her radicalized self

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Starry drama

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      DPutman
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      Ewan McGregor. Jennifer Connelly. Dakota Fanning. SOLD. A well-acted drama, with a beautiful 1080p transfer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of The Best Drama Movie

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      ERoa
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      One of the best drama movie 2016, I recommended this movie

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      enzso
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      Great cast- hard story to hear and see...the last line of the movie describes life for most of us.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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