Broadsheet Trailer Park: The Homesman



What you may need to know:

1. Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones embark upon a mission of mercy across the harsh wild west.

2. This is Jones’ second time as player/manager after he directed and starred in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005). His bleak and furrowed brow was also favourited by location scouts before settling on Georgia.

3. The film is based on a Glendon Swarthout novel. This is Swarthout’s seventh novel to be committed to film including  The Shootist (1976) and Where The Boys Are (1960).

4. It features mother and daughter Meryl Streep and Grace Gummer.

5. Paul Newman initially held the rights and tried to develop the film.

6. It’s a western with a feminist subtext.

7. Broadsheet Prognosis: No Country For Old Women

Release Date: 21st November

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8 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: The Homesman

  1. epson aculaser c100

    Cool, what was the other ‘ western with a feminist subtext. ‘ the one with yer one who crossed her legs.
    Thats right, I don’t remember either.

    1. Nigel

      ‘The Missing,’ (underrated) ‘Bad Girls,’ (can’t remember if it’s any good or not, though) ‘Lonesome Dove” (the female characters have relatively small roles, but they undercut both traditional female portrayals in westerns but also puncture the male romanticism.)

    2. Mick Flavin

      Not a film, but Deadwood? It had a host of well-rounded female characters and explored the ways women could subvert their prescribed roles. Was it even a Western though?
      Never mind me…

    3. Weedless

      ‘The Ballad of Little Jo’ is an interesting one, based on a true story of a woman living as a man in the old west.

  2. Kieran NYC

    ‘Three Burials’ was pretty good, from what I remember.

    I wonder how this will turn out in Swank’s “12 sh!t movies: 1 Oscar” ratio.

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