The Homesman

The Homesman

Le Chariot Des Damnées

DVD - 2015 | Widescreen version
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When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs to join her.
Publisher: [S.I.] [s.n.] [2015]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: HOMES
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Chariot des damnées


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d2013 Apr 16, 2015

Due to the harsh realities of the Old West pioneer women would often be faced with isolation, loneliness, despair not counting disease and failing crops, unfortunately bringing some to the edge. Good story with a strong cast. Tommy Lee Jones is fantastic in this role!

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Mar 10, 2020



A very western style movie that grabs your attention because it has a good plot and renown actors.



Dec 07, 2019

A woman's story, yes. A woman's perspective ... hmm.

Dec 23, 2018

Bleakly funny, nicely crafted filmmaking. Haven’t Westerns been combining humor and nihilism since Sergio Leone? The human need to destroy one’s self is thinly veiled in this reality. Something tells me concession sales either went up or down during the theatrical run, not sure which.

Aug 28, 2018

Pretty shallow content within a brutally intense scenario. Not for the faint at heart.

LydiatheLibrarian Apr 13, 2018

Life on the American frontier in the 1850's was not for the faint of heart. When 3 women go insane as a result of the harsh pioneer life, Mary Bee Cuddy and George Briggs agree to take them back home to their families. Along the way, they encounter many dangers, from both nature and man.
A Western movie for people who don't like Westerns

Mar 27, 2018

****_It takes a special kind of person to see the beauty and honesty in this film. I felt uncomfortable watching it but knew that in truth much of it was a look at past pioneer reality. Beautify played and had lovely spiritual elements and self giving elements to take me on a soul searching journey of gratitude to those who helped to create our country .

Mar 03, 2018

One of the worst movies I have ever seen. How did they get Hillary Swank to play that stupid demeaning role? Dumb storyline, bitter ending. Hated it.

Feb 12, 2018

Long boring movie! A waste of over 2 hours of my life!

Jan 30, 2018

This was a very good movie that was actually difficult to watch at some points.
Told from a female perspective, it is sensitive, yet harsh and opens the eyes to some of the tough realities of the era.
Twists and turns and a couple of shocks makes this a refreshing film that is totally unpredictable.

Jan 04, 2018

Loved this movie. It's a quality production, with good acting and a really nice story. It's more drama than western, and is told through the female perspective. It takes a shocking and unexpected turn late that changes the narrative into something deeper. Very enjoyable.

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Mar 28, 2015

The only creative lines are disparaging remarks on the looks of the heroine:

Bob: Miss Cuddy. I appreciate the offer, the supper, the concert and all. But Icannot marry you, will not, won't. I ain't perfect but you are too bossy and too damn plain.
Mary: I will not sit still for profanity in my house.
George: I can see why you're single.
George to Mary: Thank you for the kind words, sister. You're no prize yourself. You're plain as an old tin pail and you're bossy.

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