One more feel-great sports movie with a teen-poetry title and Kurt Russell will have himself a trilogy. A year after the hockey fable Miracle, the actor stars in Dreamer, a horse-race drama whose complete handle is Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, inelegantly disarming any criticism of the movie’s believability from the get-go. It’s the tale of a lame filly saved from death and turned into a champion by a trainer (Russell) and his daughter (old pro Dakota Fanning). That part’s okay; the final race even gets you going a bit. But Miracle was better because there, Russell’s character made sense. Here, for no real reason, he acts aloof around his kid, and the forced family dynamics just drag the movie down.
(DREAMER: Joe Lederer)
Genre: Drama; Starring: Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Luis Guzman, Kris Kristofferson, Freddy Rodriguez, Elisabeth Shue; Director: John Gatins; Author: John Gatins; Release Date Limited: 10/21/2005; Runtime (in minutes): 102; MPAA Rating: PG
Posted October 19 2005 — 12:00 AM EDT
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