Fresh Horses (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

Fresh Horses (1988)




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Movie Info

In this film, a young aspiring college man, Matt Larkin (Andrew McCarthy) seems to have everything--a pretty fiancee, friends, money--until he meets Jewel (Molly Ringwald), a poor girl from the wrong side of town. Matt falls in love with Jewel, but are his feelings sincere enough to weather the rumors he has been hearing?more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Larry Ketron
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 23, 2004
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Andrew McCarthy
as Matt Larkin
Leon Russom
as Larkin's Dad
Welker White
as Christy
Ken Strunk
as Dr. Lippincott
Kent Poole
as Stephen
Dan Davis
as Fletcher
Joan Macintosh
as Larkin's Mother
K.C. Jones
as Dr. Price
Jacqueline Verdeyen
as Jewel's Mother
Jessica Browne
as Woman at Engagement ...
Peter Duchin
as Piano Player
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Critic Reviews for Fresh Horses

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

A movie from Mars

Full Review… | March 5, 2004
Film Freak Central

Bad bad bad, stunningly bad.

February 8, 2004
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Audience Reviews for Fresh Horses

Teen stars take on a more serious subject and characters. This movie is good, the actors do a good job, and the movie is interesting. I liked it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

This is one those movies that you wish that McCarthy and Ringwald would not have made.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

Interesting enough I actually saw this movie. It served the one purpose of signaling the end of the Brat-Pack's run of 1980s teen-young yuppie movies, though Fresh Horses wasn't directed by John Hughes. Maybe it should have been because this was just an absurd movie. Took itself way too seriously and tried to make the Brat Packers look like they've all grown up and translate well into modern day leading men and ladies. Um, I don't think so. All this movie did was seal the career casket for Ringwald, McCarthy & Co.


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