Dreamer Movie Review by Amanda Yoder

“You are a great champion. When you run, the ground shook, the sky opened and mere mortals parted. Part of the way to victory, where you’ll meet me in the winners circle. Where I’ll put a blanket of flowers on your back.”

However,Dreamer is a inspired by a true story. Taking bits and pieces from the real story of Mariah Storm, a horse who broke her leg, then had recovered, made her way back to the races with success. Dreamer was not based solidly on the real story of Mariah Storm, the rest was known to be called “pure imagination.” Director of Dreamer, John Gatins, was known to take real life stories and filming them into “Hollywood hogwash.” Other films such as Coach Crater and Hardball. Dreamer today is known as of an example of “true fiction.”Staring in the film, Kurt Russell playing as Ben Crane, a horse trainer who had financial problems. Also staring Dakota Fanning, playing Ben Cranes daughter, Cale Crane. Ben begins to realize that he is losing his job and sees his family falling apart. Cale always wanted to be like her dad. When he messed with his hat, she would do the same. Ben did not realize how much he was ignoring his own daughter. He spend more time at his job then he did with his daughter. Then after taking in a wounded horse, things began to change for the Crane family.

How was my reaction to this movie? From a view point of a teenager, I really enjoyed this film. It was very lad back, but also entertaining film. I highly recommend this film to anyone who loves horses and to a family with young girls. By the reconnecting between a father and his daughter is heartwarming.

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