- Tommy Lee Jones
- DVD, Blu-ray and streaming
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Homesman is a Western (based on a novel by Glendon Swarthout) with disturbing material, mostly related to three frontier women who go insane. They scream, thrash, and moan, and one cuts herself with a needle. One throws a baby away in an outhouse, and other dead babies are also shown. Violence includes forced marital sex, some fighting (with a little blood), drawn guns, and a body hanging from a tree. Women are shown topless, and there's a fairly strong sex scene. Language includes "s--t," "son of a bitch," and "goddamn." A character sometimes drinks whisky and is shown drunk in the final scene. The movie's mature material and Western setting may not put it at the top of teens' must-see list, but adventurous viewers will find it rewarding.
- Sexual Content
- Main female character is shown topless. Sex scene that feels very graphic, even though little nudity is shown. Three insane women are occasionally topless (while bathing, etc. Some innuendo.
- A baby is thrown away in an outhouse; other dead babies are shown. Situations involving three insane women are generally disturbing (screaming, thrashing, etc.). Guns are drawn. Characters fight; some blood is shown. A woman cuts herself with a needle. Characters die. A dead body is shown hanging from a tree. A man sets fire to a building. Disturbing scenes of forced sex between husband and wife, both mainly clothed.
- Mainly "son of a bitch" and "goddamn. Also "s--t" and "bastard."
- Social Behavior
- Encourages tolerance and empathy toward the mentally ill; as the movie begins, these misfit characters are shown as scary and alien, but as it goes on, they become more human. Understanding and listening can go a long way. But also, treating intolerance with intolerance isn't a good choice.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The main male character asks for whisky to be packed for a journey but is only seen drinking on a few occasions. He's drunk and bawdy during the movie's final scene.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it