The Homesman (DVD)
Tommy Lee Jones co-writes, directs and stars alongside Hilary Swank in this frontier-set drama.
Tommy Lee Jones co-writes, directs and stars in this frontier-set drama. George Biggs is an army deserter who is saved from near-death by the headstrong spinster Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank).
Mary, who cares for three mentally unstable local women, is on her way to Iowa, where a minister's wife (Meryl Streep) has agreed to take on the women. Recognising that the journey will be dangerous, Mary asks George to accompany her and offer protection as a way of repaying her act of kindness. With no other option, George agrees.
But neither of them can prepare for the numerous threats they will face en route...