American Pastoral (2016)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Period Film, Political Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 21, 2016 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong , United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

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.

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bombing, daughter, father, idyllic, life, man, perfection, responsibility, terrorist, Vietnam