Pious and independent, Mary Bee Cuddy is tasked to transport three women driven crazy by the harshness of pioneer life all the way to Iowa via covered wagon. Drifter George Briggs is hired by Cuddy to help her make the journey and together they navigate the harsh beauty of Nebraska under constant threat and psychological peril.
Hilary Swank stars as Cuddy and Tommy Lee Jones as Briggs in this iconic Western classic-in-the making film which Jones also co-wrote and directed. The supporting cast gathers Miranda Otto as Theoline Belknap, Meryl Streep’s daughter Grace Gummer as Arabella Sours, and John Lithgow as the Reverend Dowd. After being moved by his stirring performances as an actor, check out this second feature film of Jones as a director on movie2k.com.
Of course, of course, it’s Tommy Lee Jones, who wouldn’t want to see “The Homesman”? We loved Jones in every film he ever made, even when he was the evil Two-Face in “Batman Forever” and didn’t understand his directorial debut, “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.”