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Apple of My Eye (2017)

PG | | Family | 10 January 2017 (USA)
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A young girl struggles after a traumatic horse riding accident causes her to lose her eyesight. Charles, the head trainer of Southeastern Guide Dogs, trains Apple, a miniature horse, to be her companion and surrogate eyes.


Castille Landon


Castille Landon





Credited cast:
Amy Smart ... Caroline Andrews
Burt Reynolds ... Charlie
AJ Michalka ... Kai
Liam McIntyre ... Jason Andrews
Nick Bateman ... Dr. Grant
Charlie Barnett ... Dr. Copeland
Jack Griffo ... Lead
Castille Landon ... Ari
Lindsay Lamb ... Jenny
Avery Arendes Avery Arendes ... Bailey Andrews
Maddi Jane Maddi Jane ... Sarabeth
Julieanna Jalbert Julieanna Jalbert ... Girl in park
Lillieanna Jalbert Lillieanna Jalbert ... Girl in park
Thaddeus Ygnacio Thaddeus Ygnacio ... Park extra


"AND THEN THERE WAS LIGHT" tells the story of Bailey, a young girl who defines herself by her equestrian abilities, and her struggles as she loses her eyesight after a traumatic accident. Feeling hopeless and dejected, Bailey's loving parents, Caroline and Jason, seek out various options to help her adjust, including enrolling her in a program for seeing-eye dogs, but she is unable to connect to anyone or anything. That is, until Charles, the head trainer of Southeastern Guide Dogs, trains Apple, a miniature horse, to be her companion and surrogate eyes.

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When she lost her sight, she found her way.



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Riding accident results in gradual journey into blindness.
28 June 2019 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

My wife and I watched this small movie at home on DVD from our public library. At one point during the middle of the movie she asked, "What is it about movies like this that makes it a 'B' movie." Of course the answer is this, the script, the directing, the camera work, the acting, the sound, the set decoration are each somewhat below the level of the really good movies. To me it just demonstrates how hard it is to make really good movies.

The theme here is people and horses, a young rider training for a big competition has a seemingly mild fall from her ride but as the days pass her eyesight gradually deteriorates. A specialist confirms that she is going blind. That brings in the subject of guide dogs, blind friends, and eventually a miniature horse as a support companion.

It was nice to see a couple of good veteran actors, Amy Smart as the mom and Burt Reynolds (in one of his last roles) as the dog trainer. The story is overly simple and the acting straightforward. The young girl and her parents get past the idea of blindness for life way too quickly and too easily. Still it was a mostly enjoyable 80 minutes and a way for youngsters to get some experience in the moviemaking business.

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