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Tommy Lee Jones turns to pioneer spirit

Tommy Lee Jones has crafted in "The Homesman" an painfully honest assault on the standard trappings of a Western. His attack comes mainly through its brutal look at the limits of the pioneer spirit. The approach is so brutal the film is at times as repelling as it is compelling but the mixture is so unpredictable, the result is a success. The film, which Jones stars in, directed and co-wrote, is based on the novel by Glendon SwarthoutIt pulls no punches in its examination of the often devastating events that faced American pioneers in the 19th Century as they pressed their way across the country. Not every story had a happy ending because of the relentless stark nature of the...

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