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The Homesman (2014)

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Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.

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Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.

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The untold story of The West.

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Drama | Western

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Rated R for violence, sexual content, some disturbing behavior and nudity | See all certifications »

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18 May 2014 (France)  »

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Deuda de honor  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$139,311 (USA) (21 November 2014)

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$2,428,883 (USA) (20 February 2015)
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Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones' scenes only took one day to film. See more »

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Mary's En field musket is a 1858 model. The film is set in 1854. See more »

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[first lines]
Mary Bee Cuddy: [prodding plow horses] Come on, girls.
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Referenced in Film '72: Episode dated 19 November 2014 (2014) See more »

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Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
Music & Lyrics by Robert Burns
Arranged by Austin Leonard Jones
Performed by Lela Rose Allen and Sachie Capitani
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21 September 2014 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie which in its offbeat dramaturgy depicts the unpredictability, pointlessness and hardships of life. And it does so with an underlying sense of humor which is almost Kafkaesque and absurd. Don't let the settings fool you –this is not a western flick, it is timeless, and it serves as a tasty, simple snack for the already thinking viewer. All "plotholes" pointed out by other reviewers actually makes sense when thinking about them, and once again kudos to the unpredictable, non-conformant, "non-template-A" storyline and character arcs which should be seen more in film and television.

A little too much use of "fade-in fade-out" in the cutting, a little unrealistic portrayal of mental disease, and a little uninspiring photography IMO actually, but otherwise a great flick for the thinking person. With guns.


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