Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Neglected Movies: Meek's Cutoff
Well, this movie led to an Abbott dispute. I found it mesmerizing. Phil found it boring. Very little happens and the ending is abrupt and vague. Based on a true story, it tells the tale of a small group of pioneers heading for Oregon with a guide named Meek who convinces them he knows the way. When they appear lost, they have to choose between picking an Indian who's been hanging around as their new guide or sticking with Meek. Michelle Williams has the biggest role but all of the cast serve it well. Kelly Reichardt directed it.