Plot / Description
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 (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Beginners) 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, a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life. When his beloved daughter, Merry, 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 look beneath the surface and confront the chaos that is shaping the modern world around him: no American family will ever be the same. AMERICAN PASTORAL also stars Academy Award® winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) as Dawn, Dakota Fanning (The Runaways, The Twilight Saga) as Merry, Emmy® winner Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black), and Academy Award® nominee David Strathairn (Lincoln, Good Night, and Good Luck).
"American Pastoral (2016 Movie) Official TV Spot – Mad World”
Voiceover / Dialog / Script / Spoken Word
I raised her the way I thought best. You try, you love them, and then things come up with kids.
I want her to come home.
American Pastoral. Rated 'R'. In select theaters October 21st
(Lyrics) I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles, it's a very, very
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel
"Sensational and riveting..."
"Ewan McGregor makes a brilliant directing debut"
"A powerful and important film about what keeps us together" - Pete Hammond, Deadline
Based on the novel by Philip Roth
Screenplay by John Romano
Directed by Ewan McGregor
In Select Theaters