Teenager Grace MacLean (Scarlett Johansson) is riding her horse and is hit by a truck. To help heal her troubled and injured daughter, and horse, the mother, Annie MacLean (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas), takes them to Montana to recuperate at the ranch of Tom Booker (Robert Redford), a "horse whisperer", a horse healer of mystical talents. Annie proceeds to fall in love with him, as well.Written by
John Barry's original score for this movie was rejected. It ultimately became his concept album, "The Beyondness Of Things". See more »
There is inconsistency with the mud covering Pilgrim throughout the movie. Even though he has been almost submerged in water on the ranch at least twice, the mud covering him is present, then it disappears, and is back again, as if the horse never was exposed to any water at all. See more »
The film formats the early scenes at a 1.85: 1 aspect ratio, and the Montana scenes at a wider 2.35: 1 aspect ratio. The Blu-ray release keeps everything at a 2.35: 1 aspect ratio, because if one tried to reproduce both aspect ratios on a Blu-ray, the picture would get smaller during the Montana scenes instead of wider. The screen on an HDTV cannot expand. See more »
Yes, I agree the film is slow and, perhaps, overlong. Yes, there appears little in common between the methods presented in the film and documented 'horse whispering'.
However this film needed to show the passage of time, which is, after all, the greatest healer. I found the film to be moving.
I was interested in a comment that there was no 'motivation' for the disfunctionality in the family unit. As one who has witnessed many divorces I feel that I can safely say that in real life these forces can be subtle enough to elude the participants; let alone an audience.
I was greatly relieved that the trite ending I envisaged didn't occur.
Overall if you want a gently paced but powerfully emotive film then it is to be recommended; a liking of horses helps greatly!!
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