Follows a family whose seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by the social and political turmoil of the 1960s. 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 teenage 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 world around him.
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||October 21st, 2016 (Limited) by Lionsgate|
||October 20th, 2016 (Wide) (Italy)
October 28th, 2016 (Limited), released as Американска идилия (Bulgaria)
November 11th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
November 18th, 2016 (Wide), released as Uma História Americana (Portugal)
November 18th, 2016 (Wide) (Slovakia)
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||January 24th, 2017 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment|
||R for some strong sexual material, language and brief violent images.|
(Rating bulletin 2416 (Cert #50345), 3/16/2016)
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||1960s, Terrorism, Vietnam War, Dysfunctional Family, Infidelity, Sex Crimes, 1970s|
|Source:||Based on Fiction Book/Short Story|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Historical Fiction|
||Lakeshore Entertainment, Lionsgate|
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February 7th, 2017
The winter releases are starting to come out on the home market. Trolls is the biggest such release, but it isn’t the best. It isn’t bad either, but it’s for kids and not adult fans of animation. As for the best, there are a quartet of contenders for Pick of the Week; Loving, The Eagle Huntress, Little Sister, and Two Lovers and a Bear. All four are must haves, while Loving’s Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Two Lovers and a Bear’s DVD is the Puck of the Week for Best Canadian Release.
January 23rd, 2017
It’s not a particularly good week for top-notch releases. There are only three contenders for Pick of the Week, one of which doesn’t come out till next week. I was able to review Pinocchio a week early. The others are a classic from the 1970s, The Man Who Fell To Earth on Blu-ray Combo Pack, and an import from South Korea, The Handmaiden on DVD. Even though The Handmaiden is only coming out on DVD, it is still the best and is this week’s Pick of the Week.
October 25th, 2016
Moonlight not only earned the best theater average of the weekend at $100,519 in four theaters, but it had the best average for any film that opened in 2016. It wasn’t the only film to do well this week, as Michael Moore in TrumpLand earned an average of $25,100 in two theaters. The Handmaiden pulled in an average of $18,426 in five theaters, while the re-release of Tanpopo earned $16,410 in one. We are still not done, as the overall number one film, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, earned an average of $12,611.
October 21st, 2016
Several films coming out this week are earning nearly unanimously positive reviews. This includes a few documentaries, but also a couple of narrative films that have a shot at some box office success. Moonlight is clearly aiming to win awards and it might do so. The Handmaiden should help grow Chan-wook Park’s fanbase here.
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