Originally Posted by Michael Sargent
The Homesman (2014)
Correct. The Homesman
Directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Hillary Swank, Miranda Otto, John Lithgow, William Fichtner, James Spader. Meryl Streep, Tim Blake Nelson, Hailee Steinfeld, Sonja Richter and Grace Gummer (Streep's daughter). Score by Marco Beltrami.
I figured it was going to be a stark and occasionally grim movie and it was - everything from the cinematography, locale (New Mexico standing in for the Nebraska Territory in the 1850's) and the March weather.
Three women driven insane by the harsh living conditions have to be transported back east to Hebron, Iowa where a church will take care of them. The job of taking the women to Iowa eventually falls to Swank's character with Jones as an unwilling participant. The story, as they say, is all about the journey.
The film was given very limited distribution in the U.S. and made little of its $16 million budget back. I thought it was a very good film and worth a watch. 8/10.