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A Country Called Home

Released Feb 26, 2016 1h 30m Drama TRAILER for A Country Called Home: Trailer 1 List A Country Called Home: Trailer 1 A Country Called Home: Trailer 1 1:27 View more videos
18% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 49% Audience Score 100+ Ratings When Ellie's estranged father dies, she travels to a small town in Texas to clean up the mess he left behind. Ellie meets family she didn't know she had and makes an unexpected friend as she experiences growth and forgiveness. Read More Read Less

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Sheri Linden Hollywood Reporter The gentle drama A Country Called Home is in sync with its small-town Texas setting. Unfortunately, much of it is also as flat as the terrain, despite the efforts of an engaging cast led by Imogen Poots. Feb 26, 2016 Full Review Katie Walsh The Playlist It's refreshing to see Poots in a role such as this, one that lets her easygoing charm shine through. Rated: B- Feb 26, 2016 Full Review Mark Dujsik RogerEbert.com The third act in particular becomes an awkward mixture of broad comedy and pathos. Rated: 2.5/4 Feb 26, 2016 Full Review Mark R. Leeper Mark Leeper's Reviews There is not a lot in the plot that is surprising or even original. There is some wit and there is a not too unrealistic look at strained family relationships. Rated: 6/10 Mar 8, 2016 Full Review Elias Savada Film International A Country Called Home is a decent enough trip through the back roads of Texas, connecting with a partly dysfunctional family. It's just not something that most viewers will want to write home about. Rated: 2/5 Feb 29, 2016 Full Review Nathanael Hood The Young Folks While I found it sincere, I felt like it meandered too much and suffered from anxiety over what kind of a film it wanted to be. Rated: 6/10 Feb 26, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member I rate this 4 stars just because of Mackenzie Davis's fuckin face. Yes, Imogen Poots is also a gorge baby but yeah. It's the Mackenzie for me. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Very nice, watched at the recommendation of a friend and was pleasantly surprised. Altogether a good movie. Reno was the best addition to the cast of small town Texans. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Time heals the pain! A feel good indie film. I expected a complete drama, probably realistic and nothing more. It was slightly hopping around with different genres. Yeah, there were some fun, though how the tale had begun and how the rest of the narration shaped up was not so blendful. A young woman returns home after learning about her father's sudden death. It was the first visit after many years, especially since her mother's death. She also for the first time meets her grandparents. This trip is a different experience. The short stay extents, and then she meets Reno, a singer who stuck in the plac due to her mother. From there how the rest of the story unfolds is told decently. It had characters, the great ones. The story too, but not all the scenes were so great. Particularly Reno made this film a bit cheerful. Usually indie films are one-off, but I thought they should make another one. Because feels there's more to add to it, like a road trip, followed by the rest of their lifeline in LA. Or maybe a prequel seems good too. If you like drama films, you would enjoy it. But not for everyone. Imogen was good, I liked somebody like her accepted the role. Then Mackenzie Davis and others too were good. Not many people had seen it, for that reason itself, it deserves to be watched. Forget the film critics, just try it and rate it. 7/10 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Attempts to reinforce stereotype that rural America is ignorant and backward compared to progressive latte drinking city folk. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member exceptional story and great acting Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member what happens when you decided to come back home to bury your ungrateful father but you find out that there were people in your life that are worth haning on to and new friends who will teach you how to appreciate life again. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When Ellie's estranged father dies, she travels to a small town in Texas to clean up the mess he left behind. Ellie meets family she didn't know she had and makes an unexpected friend as she experiences growth and forgiveness.
Director
Anna Axster
Producer
Nicolas Gonda, Jason Netter
Screenwriter
Anna Axster, Jim Beggarly
Distributor
Alchemy, ARC Entertainment
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Feb 26, 2016, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 1, 2016
Runtime
1h 30m