Enjoyable all around entertainment from Ron Howard
This is a Ron Howard film, so you can count on a certain look,
combination of action & adventure & humor & drama, a high level of
entertainment, and good actors. Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Even
Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd, and Aaron Eckhart star. It's the late 1800's
in northern New Mexico. People are still very much pioneers. It's a
tough life. Then come the extra complications, and off goes the story.
The actors are strong, the photography is sweeping and dramatic, the
scoring is a tad excessive in that Hollywood way... but not bad, the
landscape speaks for itself, the sets and costuming were gritty, the
story could've been trimmed a few minutes, but few clich.
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A Western for women----(SPOILERS)
---This is a story of a bitter widow who has healing arts, alone on a
frontier ranch with her two daughters and her male helper/companion. Her
father (Tommy Lee Jones) who abandoned her mother and sibling and her years
before, wanders in one day. She is so bitter she rejects his overtures of
reconciliation and an offer of money he has saved. She tells him to leave.
Her oldest daughter is a discontented rebel who yearns for the newest modern
conveniences and city life. But she is stuck helping round up cattle. She
and the youngest daughter and the two male hands leave to bring back the
animals. But Cate Blanchette, as the mother, realizes by the late evening
that they are not coming back. She sets out early the next day and finds
her hands dead, the oldest girl gone and the youngest daughter, having been
told to hide, in shock as she witnessed the whole horrible incident. She
tells her mother that her sister was kidnapped by indians.
The rest of the film is the search for the girl. Her father is enlisted to
help because he says he can try to buy her back with the money he was going
to give them anyway. She is a force not to be gainsayed and
I liked this view of one life lived on the frontier of New Mexico in the
1880's. The small details of frontier life and the telling moments when
both the Indians and settlers, and a troop of soldiers, are all shown to be
flawed humans - neither only heros or only villians - but in their own minds
had reasons for their actions, makes for a thought provoking
Not for action, explosion a minute, false gunfight, fistfight western
fansboys; but mature movie goers, especially women, should find it a
rewarding experience. 9/10