Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"The Homesman" Should Stay Home

Review Summary: Ann and Les couldn't stand the boring script and weird cameos, but they appreciated the performances by the two leads.

Plot: Mary Bee Cuddy, a pious pioneer spinster, teams up with an alcoholic drifter to transport three insane women across the American frontier. Runtime 122 minutes.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones

Writer: Tommy Lee Jones

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank and Grace Gummer


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