A Country Called Home

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A COUNTRY CALLED HOME tells the story of Ellie (Imogen Poots), a young woman living in Los Angeles who learns that her estranged alcoholic father has died. Having had no contact with him since childhood, she's reluctant to make the effort to attend his funeral, but something draws her to the dusty corner of Texas where he spent the last years of his life. At first dismayed by the small town vibe, she's soon intrigued by the people she meets, among them a distraught stepmother, her apprehensive son, a gutsy young musician, and a set of doting grandparents she's never met. As she finds glimpses of the father she once knew, she also discovers a new attitude towards friendship, loyalty, and family.

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Critic Reviews for A Country Called Home

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  • The gentle drama A Country Called Home is in sync with its small-town Texas setting. Unfortunately, much of it is also as flat as the terrain, despite the efforts of an engaging cast led by Imogen Poots.

    Feb 26, 2016 | Full Review…
  • It's refreshing to see Poots in a role such as this, one that lets her easygoing charm shine through.

    Feb 26, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • The third act in particular becomes an awkward mixture of broad comedy and pathos.

    Feb 26, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • There's exactly one fascinating, original character in Anna Axster's well-meaning but bland debut feature, "A Country Called Home." Unfortunately, the movie's not about him.

    Feb 25, 2016 | Full Review…
  • A Country Called Home never goes all-in on the implied cornpone of its title-but it never really goes all-in on anything else, either.

    Feb 25, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • There is not a lot in the plot that is surprising or even original. There is some wit and there is a not too unrealistic look at strained family relationships.

    Mar 8, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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