- 1 hr 50 min
Country is a 1984 drama. The story is about an American farm family in the 1980s in rural America. Gilbert and Jewel Ivy have worked on the farm for years. Jewel inherited the farm from her father Otis. They are in danger of losing the farm to foreclosure due to low crop prices, a tornado and a FHA loan. The film was praised for its portrayal of the plight of the family farmer. The movie was controversial at the time because conservatives viewed it as a propaganda film that criticizes Ronald Reagan’s economic policies. Many farmers were struggling to hold on to their family farms in the ‘80s.