Hard Country

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"Sometimes a woman has to leave the man she loves... to find herself."
  • R
  • 1981
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 5.6  (806)

Hard Country is a 1981 American drama film that chronicles the lives of a young couple, Jodie and Kyle Conway, as they struggle to carve out a life for themselves in the hard and unforgiving world of rural Texas. Jodie, played by Kim Basinger, is a beautiful and headstrong young woman who dreams of escaping her small town and making something of her life. Kyle, played by Jan-Michael Vincent, is a talented but troubled rodeo rider who has never been able to shake off the demons of his past.

The film opens with Jodie working in a diner, dreaming of a life beyond the confines of her rural community. One day, she meets Kyle, a handsome rodeo rider with a bad reputation. Despite warnings from her friends and family, Jodie falls for Kyle and the two begin a tumultuous relationship.

As the film progresses, we see Jodie and Kyle navigate the rough terrain of life in rural Texas. Kyle continues to ride in rodeos, hoping to win enough money to provide for himself and Jodie. However, his tendency towards drinking and violence threatens to derail his career and his relationship with Jodie.

Meanwhile, Jodie struggles to find her place in the world. She dreams of becoming a photographer, but finds few opportunities in her small town. She also struggles with the pressures of her relationship with Kyle, which at times can be both passionate and violent.

Throughout the film, Jodie and Kyle are supported by a cast of colorful characters, including Jodie's mother, played by Betty Buckley, and Kyle's father, played by Michael Parks. These characters provide humor and heart to the film, while also highlighting the challenges of life in rural Texas.

The film's climax comes when Kyle is given the opportunity to compete in a major rodeo event. Jodie must decide whether to continue on with Kyle, despite his flaws, or strike out on her own and follow her dreams.

Overall, Hard Country is a powerful and moving drama that explores themes of love, redemption, and the power of dreams. The film is anchored by strong performances from Basinger and Vincent, who bring depth and humanity to their characters' struggles. The film's stunning cinematography and evocative score also add to its emotional impact. For anyone interested in American rural life, or the power of human connection, Hard Country is a must-see film.

Hard Country is a 1981 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    5.6  (806)