Country (1984)



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Set in rural Iowa, this film focuses on one family, illustrating the struggles of the Midwestern farmer to keep their lands and their families together in the face of a government that is intent on calling in their loans at all costs.


Critic Reviews for Country

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While Lange's performance alone elevates something like Country... There's something a bit stagnant about the melodrama of William D. Witliff's screenplay, which takes a compelling predicament but can't rightly fashion the familial characteristics.

Sep 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Jessica Lange received a well deserved Oscar nomination for this compelling chronicle of farming in the Reagan era.

Jun 10, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Lange and Shepard are effective as modern farmers under threat.

Jun 12, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

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

Aug 18, 2004 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Country

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.

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