Country (1984)

Country (1984)





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Released in the mid-1980s, this farm drama stars Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard as Jewell and Gil Ivy, who run a small farm in Iowa that has been in Jewell's family for several generations; her father Otis (Wilford Brimley) lives with them, along with their three children. While the work is hard and the earnings are slim, the Ivys have been able to get by, like most of their neighbors, until a one-two punch threatens to devastate the Iowa farming community. First, a tornado devastates the area, … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: William D. Wittliff
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On DVD: Dec 9, 2003
Buena Vista Pictures

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Jessica Lange received a well deserved Oscar nomination for this compelling chronicle of farming in the Reagan era.

Full Review… | June 10, 2011

Lange and Shepard are effective as modern farmers under threat.

June 12, 2005

A compelling and important film which presents the anguish, stress and anger of one contemporary farm family faced with foreclosure.

Full Review… | August 18, 2004
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Okay..some of the films in the eighties don't really go the extra mile. This one falls short a wee bit of being truly good.

John Ballantine
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