A distinct air of desperation hangs over the head of each and every character in Ramin Bahrani’s At Any Price
. Given the title of this achingly earnest rural drama, that slight observation will likely come as little surprise; what may catch viewers off guard, however, are the many subtleties and nuances that Bahrani and screenwriting partner Hallie Elizabeth Newton employ in their attempts to drive home the point that we ourselves are sometimes to blame for our greatest hardships.
Former high-school quarterback Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) has worked hard to maintain his father's lucrative farming empire. He always dreamt of passing the family business ...