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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

"The Homesman"

I would like to recommend this film to you. It is not about white hat v black hat or cowboys v indians, it is a continuation of the evolution of a branch of the western that started in the late 50's. These are films about individuals and their struggle to survive against adversity and nature in the mid-western states. In The Homesman, Hilary Swank's character undertakes to take three women back across the River as they have suffered mental breakdowns. She saves Tommy Lee Jones from a hanging and enlists him onto her mission. The journey takes several weeks and they face a variety of obstacles, including Swank's bossiness and Jones' vagabond nature. The film has some funny moments, it has some dire moments. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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