Sometimes earnestness is enough.

To be sure, “Sweet Land” is about many things. It’s about respect for heritage and elders. It’s about language as a struggle. It’s about love, in a rare and incorruptible form. But most important, it adds up simply to a delightful and comforting experience.

Told as an elongated flashback, “Sweet Land” reminisces upon a Minnesota couple’s first meeting and the importance of their bond on future generations. Inga (Elizabeth Reaser, “Stay”) arrives in the United States in 1920, a German

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