Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Homesman: Stay Home

"Why do they make movies like this?" a young man shouted out at the end of this tedious flick. He may have poor impulse control (He also commented loudly during the trailers.), but he asked a great question.

And the only answer the Movie Slut could think of was that Tommy Lee Jones was in need of a vanity project. He not only stars in this dud, but he's also the director and co-writer.

The real question is how the wonderfully talented Hilary Swank got sucked into this clunker.

So what's it about? The nutshell plot: Three pioneer women slide into insanity due to their hardscrabble existences. Mary Bee (Swank) must take them back east. On the way she meets lowlife drifter (Jones) as well as Indians, etc., etc., etc, etc., etc., etc.

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