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Chris Kavan
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Madness and Mercy on the Plains

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/10/2015

Westerns, by their nature, are a tough sell for me. With a few exceptions, I'm usually left either bored or disappointed. The Homesman, however, is a western of a different sort. The main reason I was interested in this is that the setting is in my home state of Nebraska (though it looks like most of the film was shot in New Mexico). Back when it was known of Nebraska Territory - and it shows the dangers of the west don't always come from people on "Most Wanted" posters.

In a very small town, a trio of women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto and Sonja Richter) have fallen into various states of madness - depression, loss, abuse - it has pushed them all over the edge. The three are to be sent from the Nebraska Territory to Iowa (a journey of about five weeks) but the men of the town, …

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