Fresh Horses Reviews
Andrew McCarthy (handsome as always) and Molly Ringwald (who looked absolutely stunning) did great in their roles, and make chemistry between the characters even through poorly scripted spots where it seems as though there is a lack of it. It was an interesting story, and the setting was nice, but the story progression is what makes the film a pain to watch. It continously jumps from interesting and romantic to dull and melancholic in a matter of minutes, though the first 20 and last 20 remain solid. The score was supposed to give the movie more of a serious drama feel rather than another 1980s teen-tale, but awkward timing and mediocre story telling made it fall short and overall made the film seem even more cheesy and disheartening than originally intended.
I would watch it again, but with lower expectations of a good story and more for the joy of watching 2 good actors do a pretty good job with what they're given.
Now, being born in the late 80's, I have no way of knowing the acclaim or reception that the films from the Brat Pack enjoyed. What I do know is that this movie is better than most of the junk coming out today.
As a college student, I enjoyed the campus setting -- and I believe that most of the characters are well acted. I think Molly Ringwald and Ben Stiller stood out the most. I will acquiesce and admit that Andrew McCarthy was less than stellar, but his acting in no way ruined the movie.
Some of the reviews commented on the length of the movie -- and maybe it is a tad bit too long, but it felt like a sprint to me, considering the last movie I watched was 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Overall, I would give it between a 7 and 8 out of 10. I think a lot of my friends at school will enjoy this lesser-known film from the Brat Pack!
The story is so stupid it defies explaining or trying to figure out how someone could come up with a story board to sell this movie to a studio. I would suspect that whomever fell for it got fired for being clueless.
Ok college kid meets girl, finds out she is underage and lives in a shack in Kentucky and really.....yea that is about it. Kings Island is a meeting place or something and the horses, well, you see them galloping in a field but that is about it.
A movie that makes you feel like you just threw-up in bed after a late nite binge and no amount of showering will make you feel better the next morning.