Move over, Django. Betty Draper has some scores to settle and she's doing it in the Old West with a trusty six-shooter.
January Jones takes her woman scorned persona from "Mad Men" to a new level as a badass widow on a warpath. Showings last year at The Sundance Film Festival resulted in a "rotten" 20 percent score for "Sweetwater," but to be fair, there are only five reviews posted on Rotten Tomatoes as of right now. "Sweetwater" looks like a mix of "True Grit," HBO's flawless series "Deadwood" with a bit Quentin Tarantino's Spaghetti Western revisionism, plus a dash of Betty Draper shooting those pigeons (as EW gleefully pointed out).
After Jason Isaacs' character kills her husband, Jones' widowed ex-hooker goes buck wild, shooting up a storm. Ed Harris plays a sheriff tracking the main bad guy, as well. Critics may have found Jones' performance in "X-Men: First Class" a bit "icy" (hey, she was playing someone named Emma Frost!) so hopefully the warmer climate and meatier role will give her an opportunity to showoff her chops on the big-screen.
"Sweetwater" (which also confusingly goes by the name "Sweet Vengeance") was directed by Logan Miller and co-written with his twin brother Noah. Westerns haven't done so hot lately, but, at least this one doesn't have the potential to lose $190 million.