Did you watch: " The Homesman" movie?
This is a touching story about humanity, hope that never dies, self-sacrifice...
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It's really true that those movies from which you don't expect anything at all, almost always surprise you in the most positive way. Sometimes you can hardly force yourself to watch them.
The film is set in 1850, in the territory of Nebraska. Mary Bee Cuddy ( Hilary Swank ) is a single, 31-year-old independent woman who, by chance, saves the life of a tramp named George Briggs ( Tommy Lee Jones ). In return, she asks him to help her with her task, which was assigned to her by the local priest. Namely, she is supposed to transport three mentally unstable women from Nebraska. Briggs agrees and they set off on a dangerous journey where they will have to deal with many difficulties, both weather and human factors - bandits and hostile Indians.
This is the third film directed by Tommy Lee Jones, who plays the main role in all three ( The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada from 2005 and The Sunset Limited from 2011).
In these kinds of productions, the acting of the main protagonists is very important because it somehow determines what the film will be like in the end. Tommy Lee Jones plays a disinterested character who changes during the journey and begins to care. However, this is a woman's film. Hilary Swank, as usual, was perfect. We want to praise the three women around whom the plot revolves, women who do not speak during the entire film. Those are Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter and Grace Gummer.
This is a touching story about human humanity, about the hope that never dies, about self-sacrifice, about questioning one's own soul, a story about a journey that really leads into the unknown. One of those small films that gives the viewer much more than a handful of big, hyped, but totally empty films.