Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Philip Roth novel, American Pastoral follows an all-American family across several decades as their idyllic existence is shattered by social and political turmoil that will change the fabric of American culture forever.
Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut and stars as Seymour “Swede” Levov, a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn (Jennifer Connelly), a former beauty queen. But 1960s turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life. When his beloved daughter, Merry (Dakota Fanning), disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, forcing him to confront the chaos that is shaping the modern world around him: no American family will ever be the same.
(US / 2016 / Directed by Ewan McGregor)
R / 126 mins.