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The Yearling (1994)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Family | TV Movie 24 April 1994
In 1870s Florida, a rural family struggles to survive. A lonely twelve-year-old son, Jody (Wil Horneff), the lone surviving child, against his mother's better judgment eventually persuades ... See full summary »

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... Ezra 'Penny' Baxter
... Ory Baxter
... Jody Baxter
... Buck
... Fodder-Wing
... Lem Forrester
Nancy Moore Atchison ... Eulalie Boyles
Mary Nell Santacroce ... Ma Forrester
Bart Hansard ... Millwheel Forrester
Richard Hamilton ... Pa Forrester
Scott Sowers ... Mr. Boyles
... Doc Wilson
Susan F. Allen ... Lyla
Kerry Wallum ... James
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In 1870s Florida, a rural family struggles to survive. A lonely twelve-year-old son, Jody (Wil Horneff), the lone surviving child, against his mother's better judgment eventually persuades his parents to allow him a pet fawn, which Jody grows to love deeply. Tragic conflict arises when the fawn begins eating the family's food crops. Written by JH

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Ezra "Penny" Baxter: That's why I hate a bear. You look right in their face, and they got no remorse.
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Referenced in Phelous & the Movies: Fortunate Fawn (2017) See more »

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Good adaptation
24 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Another user compared this to the original. Actually, I think this adaptation of "The Yearling" is better than the original ... but the original is by far the better film. While the acting in this version is very good - superior to many films made today - there is simply nothing to compare to Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman from the original. It is not that this version is in any way lacking, it is that the original set the bar so high that it's not really fair to compare the two.

I thought Wil Horneff captured the part of Jody very well. I thought he was absolutely believable. Peter Strauss was very good as his father, but I thought Jean Smart was lacking as his mother. She had the emptiness that the part calls for, but needed a little more of the coldness that Ora Baxter showed in the book.

Jared Blancard completely missed the target as Fodderwing, in my opinion. The character should have a sense of mystical wonder and awe at nature which Jared simply didn't show. The part isn't large (relatively), but it is pivotal. Don Gift had it down perfectly in the original.

All in all, this is a very good film. It's great for the family and stands on its own.


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