Monday, October 7, 2013
The Horse Whisperer by Robert Redford, 1998 (PG-13)
with Robert Redford (The Company You Keep, Out of Africa, The great Gatsby), Kristin Scott Thomas (Bel Ami, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, Partir, The English Patient, Sarah's Key - Elle s'Appelait Sarah, Nowhere Boy), Sam Neill (The Vow), Dianne Wiest (Dan in Real Life), Scarlett Johansson (We Brought a Zoo, The Avengers, Scoop), Chris Cooper (The Company You Keep, The Company Men, American Beauty), Cherry Jones (Amelia, The Beaver), Ty Hillman, Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), Jessalyn Gilsig, Jeanette Nolan
from the director of The Company You Keep, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Conspirator...
After a riding accident, New Yorker Annie MacLean (Kristin Scott Thomas) takes her injured daughter, Grace (Scarlett Johansson), and a frightened, wounded horse to Montana. They're looking for Tom Booker (Robert Redford), a man with the unique ability to "talk" to horses. As Tom heals the horse, Annie's growing feelings for him make her reluctant to return to city life -- and her husband. Redford directs this Oscar-nominated drama.
A movie to fall for Kristin Scott Thomas, all over again. Anyway, I saw it so long ago that it happened many times again. Robert Redford is his usual not very demonstrative man, that time tho, you could feel what was underneath his skin and fall for him. The little Scarlett Johansson back then looked like my cousin, and I was convinced she would be someone important in the cinema history. I don't like her as much now, but in this one, she was brilliant. Then, the landscapes, the contemplation of nature and the horse, Pilgrim, were right on, beautiful.