An All-American college star and his beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart as their daughter joins the turmoil of '60s America
Set in the late 1960s, this Patty Hearst-like story of the dark side of the counter-culture chronicles the destruction of an American family - headed by a stern patriarch (Ewan McGregor) - when their radicalised daughter (Dakota Fanning) disappears after taking part in a lethal bomb attack on the local post office. McGregor makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of Philip Roth's 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
“A haunting, engrossing, often eerily timely adaptation.”
- Los Angeles Times
“McGregor…conveys the character's decency, and he draws solid performances from the cast.”
- Stephen Carty, Radio Times
“Hard-hitting and beautiful to look at.”