Friday, November 4, 2016

American Pastoral

In brief: Based on Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, about a "perfect" American family that is torn apart by the social and political upheavals of the 1960s.  Seymour “Swede” Levov, a successful businessman with a happy family, his life begins to slide off the rails when his teenaged daughter, Merry, becomes radicalized in reaction to the war in Vietnam. Soon she rejects her family's comfortable existence for a secret life of violent protest. Arriving as the world grapples with a new period of chaos, American Pastoral offers a bold vision of history that doubles as a mirror to the present.
Ramblings: Did not care for any of the characters. Probably made a better book.

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