- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: July 10, 2007
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- 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
Performers, Cast and Crew:
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."
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.
- Theatrical Release: October 13, 2006 (Limited)