Sweet Land

Starring: Alan Cumming & Lois Smith Director: Ali Selim  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
Rating 4.5
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish, French - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Behind the Scenes: "Labor of Love: The Making of SWEET LAND"
    • Audio Commentary: Ali Selim - Director; Elisabeth Reaser, Tim Guinee - Stars
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 10/27/2006
"SWEET LAND is a movie of extraordinary tenderness, in which Reaser and Guinee, using a language of looks, make you happy to think about what love once might have been. -- Grade: A
New York Times - 10/18/2006
"[With a] guileless, heartfelt style....SWEET LAND celebrates a gutsy, old-fashioned sort of love, one born of backbreaking work and shared difficulties."
Box Office - 11/01/2006
"[S]exy and insightful about physical desire....[The film] will please moviegoers yearning for well told, wholesome but not necessarily prudish fare."
Entertainment Weekly -
Included in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Films Of The Year" -- "[T]ouching chords of collective memory about love, ancestry, and the American immigrant dream."
New York Times - 07/20/2007
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his labor of love seems influenced by Terence Malick's DAYS OF HEAVEN in all the right ways."
Empire - 02/01/2009
3 stars out of 5 -- "Understated is an understatement in director Ali Selim's debut....This period dream of austere farm life is just sweet enough."

Product Description:

The traumatic experiences of a woman who moved from Norway to Minnesota for a prearranged marriage in the early 1920s are the subject matter for this moving drama.

Plot Keywords:

1920s | Marriage | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: October 13, 2006 (Limited)

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  • Sales Rank: 127,667
  • UPC: 024543449744
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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