Far North
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Writer/director Sam Shepard's jaundiced view of "Lake Woebegone" territory is essentially a vehicle for his lady fair Jessica Lange. Far North is set in rural Minnesota, at the home of a dour, curmudgeonly farm family. Only Kate (Lange) has been able to escape this repressive environment, but she comes home when dad Bertram (Charles Durning) is laid up in the hospital. Despite her city-bred sophistication, Kate almost instantly reverts to childhood, trying desperately to "prove herself" to her misogynistic papa. To do this, she vows to kill the poor old horse that… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ghastly black comedy about dysfunctional family marks career lows for its participants"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"In his debut as a director, Sam Shepard explores family dynamics and the passing of the male mystique of yesteryear."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
""admirable, if unsuccessful stab at something different""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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