By Missy Schwartz
Updated July 06, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
David Tumblety

Sweet Land

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A treacly story of acceptance, forgiveness, and the like, Sweet Land stars Elizabeth Reaser as a German mail- order bride who arrives in a Norwegian-immigrant village in 1920s Minnesota, only to be shunned by the preacher (John Heard).The part about her being a Teutonic socialist (read: devious!) got lost in translation when her marriage to Olaf (Tim Guinee) was arranged. And so she must prove herself worthy — which she does, naturally, by helping Olaf harvest hay. EXTRAS Commentary by director Ali Selim, Reaser, and others, plus a basic making-of. C+

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Sweet Land

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  • Movie
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  • PG
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  • 110 minutes
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