Mary Bee Cuddy is an independent and resourceful frontier woman, conditioned to living a life of solitude and hard work in America’s West in the 1850s.
Lonely and isolated, when the preacher breaks the news that three local women have been declared insane and are to be transported across the barren country to a safe haven, Mary Bee volunteers for the dangerous and arduous task of leading them to Ohio.
When she stumbles across reprobate claim-jumper George Briggs hanging from a noose, Mary Bee saves his life but only in exchange for his assistance in escorting the three troubled women. The unlikely pairing set off on the long, difficult journey where their courage and resilience are tested as they’re both pushed to their limits.
Eight years after ‘The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada’, Tommy Lee Jones follows up his directorial debut with ‘The Homesman’, based on the book by Glendon Swarthout.
Certificate: 15 Drama | Western
Dir. Tommy Lee Jones, France/US, 2014, 122 mins
Cast: Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, John Lithgow, Meryl Streep