In Country


(out of 5)

plays a Kentucky teenager who has grown up in the shadow of the Vietnam war, having lost her father to it and living with a veteran () who still carries emotional scars from the experience. In her effort to find out more about her father, she stirs up more trouble than the rest of her family is willing to take, until finally decidign to just go for it and visit the Washington memorial and go see her long-estranged mother (). The supporting characters all give great performances, but Lloyd’s acting is stiff and obvious, her accent is totally incomprehensible, and the screenplay is rife with bad dialogue. Director Norman Jewison fails completely to bring out any tangible emotional quality out of any of it.

USA, 1989

Directed by Norman Jewison

Screenplay by , , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by Norman Jewison,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Bruce Willis)



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