The Homesman (2014)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“Perhaps you don’t realize what a grand thing you’re doing taking these poor, helpless women home. If you don’t, I assure you, I do. This might be the finest, most generous act of your life.” – Mary Bee Cuddy

Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Sep 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A woman volunteers to transport three women drawn mad by the pioneering life with the help of a drifter to their small town.

Bottom Line – Fascinating Western that is quite unique in all that it does. The story moves along at a deliberately slow pace which helps make things feel even more realistic. The characters are great and they do a nice job developing them along the way so we can get a clearer understanding of who they are and what they choose to do. The cast is superb with Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones both giving stellar performances with their characters.  The story plays out in a very realistic fashion and the twists and turns in the story keep things so engaging and captivating the whole way through. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Glendon Swarthout’s novel was published in 1988. Paul Newman owned the rights, and wanted to direct the film himself. After several failed scripts, he gave up. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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