Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story 2005

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

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Though formulaic, this horse story's saving grace is its strong performances.

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Ben Crane (Kurt Russell) is a horse trainer who is struggling to connect with his precocious daughter, Cale (Dakota Fanning). But then a horse by the name of Soñador suffers a broken leg after its evil owner (David Morse) races her despite Ben's advice. Rather than put his client's injured horse down, Ben adopts her and welcomes Cale into the family business. They train Soñador to race again as grouchy but kind-hearted Grandpa (Kris Kristofferson) lends his encouragement.

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  • Sep 06, 2012
    "When you ran, the ground shook, the sky opened and mere mortals parted..." Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story is a compelling and heartwarming film that's incredibly uplifting. The story follows a family that's brought together by their efforts to save a racehorse with a broken leg. Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning lead the cast, and are supported by Kris Kristofferson and Elizabeth Shue. But, it's really Fanning's outstanding performance that carries the film; she has great chemistry with Russell and comes off as incredibly sincere. Additionally, the film is especially well-crafted. While it may appear a little formulaic on the surface, Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story is a wonderful family film with a lot of heart.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 24, 2010
    Good family movie based on a true story. The strong cast keep you engaged til the heartwarming finale.
    Jonny C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 19, 2010
    dreams can come true
    erika b Super Reviewer
  • Jan 23, 2010
    Very good movie. I watched this movie with my bff and I loved it!!! :)
    Cassie H Super Reviewer

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