Meek’s Cutoff - 2010 - 6/10
A group of pioneers heading for Oregon in 1845 hires a mountain man who knows a shortcut.
Yes, shortcut. Females worldwide are shaking their heads.
Of course he gets them lost. In the desert, no less.
Adding to their parched thirst, a Paiute Indian is prowling about.
The film is very slow, colors washed out, dialogue sparse.
Much of the film is from the women’s point of view.
Thus we cannot hear what menfolk quietly discuss.
Not an action flick, but a mood piece that will try the patience of many.