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Dreamer (DVD)

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And the little girl groans that they’ve “the only barn in Lexington, Kentucky that doesn’t have any horses….not one”. And the little girl gets her wish – and what – surprise, surprise – a star she is too. The End.


Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Shue, David Morse, Kris Kristofferson, Freddy Rodriguez, Luis Guzmán

And the little girl groans that they’ve “the only barn in Lexington, Kentucky that doesn’t have any horses….not one”. And the little girl gets her wish – and what – surprise, surprise – a star she is too. The End.

Well, there’s plenty more to it, but that’s probably enough to induce you to stay away from “Dreamer”, right? After all, the only action the seats at the multiplex of the last girl and horse flick, “Racing Stripes”, saw was a few loose candy wrappers floating from seat to seat due to a potent air-conditioner.

Thing is, why would the likes of Kurt Russell, Elisabeth Shue, Kris Kristofferson and zillionaire wondertyke Dakota Fanning waste their time on something so Vanilla? Answer: They haven’t. Dreamer is one of those films that ain’t no summation going to give justice to. However way you pen it, it sounds common.

Essentially a Disney film in Dreamworks clothing, “Dreamer” is the heart-warming tale of a young girl who convinces her father (Kurt Russell) to keep a racehorse with a shattered leg. With his help, and the help of a few others (notably, some financers), she turns the horse into quite a galloper – and enters him in the race of races, the Breeders Cup.

“Dreamer” knows when to push your buttons – the sun saturated skyline, that moving music, that slow-mo superlative moment – but you’ll find you’re already there.

What “Dreamer” does is it takes the same formulaic template we’ve seen time and time again in these movies and beefs it up with some superb actors – if Fanning’s been getting on your nerves of late, she’ll win you back here – and moulds some astuteness and elevating characterization into the foundation.

If you don’t get at least a few Goosebumps when the underdog starts to sprint, or the once not-so-connected family start to connect again, there’s really no need for you to be an organ donor – the heart’s not working.

If “Dreamer” doesn’t melt your heart just a little – you’re granite.

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Reviewer : Clint Morris

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