I don’t know what it is about horse movies. It’s always an underdog and you know the horse will win. If they set it up well you can forget it’s inevitable, pulling through at the end. It’s exciting anyway.
I don’t go hunting down horse films but this is beautiful. It’s the story, the acting. It really is a great cast and I am a big fan of Dakota Fanning. I have seen many of her movies and while I haven’t enjoyed them all, I think she’s always great. She’s open, touching, funny, spunky. I think she is a child actor whose adult career could be just as good. Russell, Kristofferson, and Shue, everyone is great. Oded Fehr is a nice addition as well. I usually enjoy his parts (The Mummy and Charmed are some).
The DVD has a feature on working with horses and all the variety they used for traits of Sonya.
It would be a great movie to share with the family.