The Homesman

Year Released: 2014
Main Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank
Last watched: October 2015
Review Date: October 2015
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: BluRay

Well this one doesn’t pull any punches and if you have made it past the first half hour then you’ll be drawn into this world of pioneers and very rough times.
Not one for kids and not a traditional Western although it has all the trappings – mid-American 19th Century in towns that have more sandy-dust than buildings and where the world is one big spittoon.

But this is a drama, not a western or a love story even though it has strange elements of both. This is a dramatic portrayal of a dramatic and desperate time. Also obviously made with heart from everyone. The sets designs and camera work are excellent and the acting / script are both believable and enticing.

If you have a mind for something thoughtful then you’ll like this one just don’t expect nicey-nicey.

BluRay Extras: Enough but no gag-reel. Sometimes there can be too little and sometimes so much it becomes boring. Here we have 4 pieces: interviews with cast, insight into the filming, thoughts on what makes a western and a view of what happens at the Cannes film festival.

Keep DVD?

Watch if on TV?
No. Maybe. Dunno.
Snog, Marry, Avoid?


About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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