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Rated
PG
Runtime 104 min
Ratings
86% critics Rotten Tomatoes
53% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 13+ Common Sense Media
Genre Drama, Western
Release 04/15/11
Actors Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan
Directors Kelly Reichardt
The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon team of three families has hired the mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants must face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in each other's instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as the natural enemy.
Genre Drama, Western
Release 04/15/11
Actors Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan
Directors Kelly Reichardt
The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon team of three families has hired the mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants must face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in each other's instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as the natural enemy.