Sarah, a socially isolated woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life.


Jeff Baena
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Brie ... Sarah
Molly Shannon ... Joan
Goldenite Goldenite ... Willow
Stella Chestnut Stella Chestnut ... Shannon (as Stella Chesnut)
John Ortiz ... Ron
Lauren Weedman ... Cheryl
Hazel Armenante ... Emma
Robin Tunney ... Agatha Kaine
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Darren Colt
Debby Ryan ... Nikki
Jake Picking ... Brian
Mary Apick ... Tarot Card Reader
Toby Huss ... Joe
Angela Trimbur ... Julie
Aaron Stanford ... Hades


Sarah, a socially isolated arts and crafts store employee, finds herself more content in the company of horses and supernatural crime shows than people. But when a series of strangely surreal dreams upend the simplicity of her waking life, Sarah struggles to distinguish her visions from reality. A darkly humorous psychological thriller about a woman's search for the truth, however abstract it may be. Written by Netflix

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Following "Joshy" and "The Little Hours", director Jeff Baena wrote the screenplay with a detailed outline and let the cast improvise their dialogue. See more »


Sarah: My mom used to say that I have an overactive imagination.
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References Repulsion (1965) See more »


Horn in the USA Braahm
Written by Troels B. Folmann (as Troels Brun Folmann)
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Outstanding performance but eh direction.
10 February 2020 | by cruise01See all my reviews

Horse Girl (3 out of 5 stars).

Horse Girl is a fair drama film that plays around the psychological, delusional, or realism concept. Which took me for a surprise with the final several minutes of what was happening. The performances by Alison Brie was great playing a character that starts losing her reality and becoming delusional. With a decent performance by Debby Ryan as her roommate. The plot is decent. The direction and script was kind of dull with making the characters underwritten.

The plot follows Sarah (Alison Brie) who works at a fabric store. She is more of a loner, who keeps to herself, and is obsessed with her tv series called Purgatory (which is similar to Supernatural). She visits a ranch and is obsessed with a horse that once belonged to her family. On her birthday, she starts having dreams and memories. The déjà vu feeling of having seen people before she has yet to meet. She sleeps walks. Losing track of time and her surroundings. She becomes obsessed that she is a clone of her grandmother who also suffered the same condition.

It is a nice character study psychologically with the story. The story is thin and forgettable. It is mainly about Sarah and how she losing her mind and becoming delusional. The ending does become something were it gets the audience talking about. Without giving away spoilers. It does become like a WTF moment on what just happened.

Alison Brie is great playing as Sarah. Outstanding performance. Debby Ryan is okay as her roommate who gets concerned about Sarah.

The direction and script is dull and tedious at times. Overall, Horse Girl is a fair movie.

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