Far North (1988)
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Writer/director Sam Shepard's jaundiced view of "Lake Woebegone" territory is essentially a vehicle for his lady fair Jessica Lange. Far North is set in rural Minnesota, at the home of a dour, curmudgeonly farm family. Only Kate (Lange) has been able to escape this repressive environment, but she comes home when dad Bertram (Charles Durning) is laid up in the hospital. Despite her city-bred sophistication, Kate almost instantly reverts to childhood, trying desperately to "prove herself" to her
Sep 10, 1988 Wide
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Ghastly black comedy about dysfunctional family marks career lows for its participants
In his debut as a director, Sam Shepard explores family dynamics and the passing of the male mystique of yesteryear.
"admirable, if unsuccessful stab at something different"
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