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The Rube wrote:


Sweet Land (Netflix disc):

In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications.

This is a nice little drama, with some comedic notes to it. Don’t pay attention to the “foreign” languages they speak, apparently it’s pretty much gibberish; however, it’s not really important to the story at all. This is a story that plays to the heart of humanity, love, and community, minus the over-abundance of sap. I thought it moved along at a nice pace, was actually surprised they filled 110 minutes, but they did well with the time.

It’s a decent watch, it won’t move you to tears or make you guffaw or anything, but if you are a (media-driven rumored) Minnesotan, you’ll probably say “Oh for cute!” a couple times. ;)

Surprised you hadn’t seen that one before. I enjoyed it quite a bit.