American Pastoral

A radically ordinary story.


American Pastoral
A once legendary high school athlete is now a successful businessman married to a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of his life. When his beloved teenage daughter, disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, he 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.

109 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex).
Crime, Drama.

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Credits

Cast
Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Peter Riegert, Rupert Evans, Uzo Aduba, Molly Parker
Director
Ewan McGregor
ScreenplayJohn Romano , from the novel by Philip Roth
MusicAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyMartin Ruhe
EditingMelissa Kent
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2016
Produced byLakeshore Entertainment, Lions Gate Films, TIK Film

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageModerate impact, frequent
NudityNone
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceMild impact, infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for some strong sexual material, language and brief violent images
Runtime108
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
3
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Todd McCarthy quote icon'American Pastoral' lacks complexity of Roth's novel.
10
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconDié Roth-roman geen guns gedoen as fliek.
10
Cape Times
Unknown
15
Metacritic.com
30 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
101 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon American Pastoral finds debuting director Ewan McGregor’s reach exceeding its grasp with a well-intentioned Philip Roth adaptation that retains the form, but little of the function, of its source material.
5
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
9
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconTalented cast can’t save mature, disappointing adaptation.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
21 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
2288 users
9
Internet
5893 Netizens
12

Average .. 48%

10

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