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Shannon's Rainbow (2009)

 -  Family  -  April 2009 (USA)
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A 17 year old girl named Shannon faces and overcomes hardship and emotional trauma after the death of her father through the caring for a horse and the love of a mother she never knew she had.

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Shannon Greene
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After the sudden death of her father leaves a teenage girl without a family, she becomes lost in her own anger and sadness. Her family doctor (Daryl Hannah) informs her that her father had a secret, that the mother she never knew (Claire Forlani) was alive and well. When she travels to meet her, she befriends a horse trainer (Louis Gossett Jr) and discovers that in caring for the horse, she is able to overcome her hardships and emotional trauma. Together they begin to win many races and upset the favorites, owned by an egocentric mogul (Eric Roberts). Through the victories and new friendships she forms, she learns to find her way back to happiness. Written by VMI

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Frank Johnson, the director of Shannon's Rainbow, interviewed hundreds of young actresses for two years in search of the perfect Shannon. He finally found her, Julianne Michelle. One year and 5 months later filming began. See more »

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Real and clean feel good story - empathetic
9 February 2013 | by (New Mexico) – See all my reviews

  • This was a feel good story with some tension that ends well. Real and


clean. Since it is a true story it made me think about the emotions that the characters were really experiencing. I could empathize. Acting was decent to good or better. For what I assume was a budget film, well done. - On the technical side, a number of editing leaps could have easily been smoothed out with a little more length. For instance, no explanation of claim racing, which could have heightened tension. A few abrupt transitions and a little rushed. Makeup was a little overdone, especially for a girl waking up in the hospital. - Depiction of horse abuse was not too explicit. - Green was a recurring color theme juxtaposed with red; infused throughout and very noticeable.


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