The Horse Whisperer

The Horse Whisperer
The Horse Whisperer
  • PG-13
  • 2h 49m
  • 1998
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Academy Award®-winner Robert Redford stars with Kristin Scott Thomas in this landmark epic adapted from one of the most acclaimed novels of our time! After a devastating riding accident, a young girl and her beloved horse are both left with serious physical and emotional scars. Determined to help, the girl's desperate mother (Thomas) puts her busy, big-city life on hold and travels west to seek out the "Horse Whisperer." When she meets this rugged, down-to-earth rancher (Redford), she discovers his extraordinary gift with animals also touches the lives of the people around him!

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Gorgeous, slow-paced '90s horse drama has mature themes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 movie based on the Nicholas Evans novel of the same name. It depicts an accident that kills a girl and her horse and seriously injures another girl and horse. Those deaths and injuries inform all aspects of the rest of the nearly three-hour story. The surviving girl and horse both undergo gentle but firm therapy, and the famous Robert Redford-directed piece epically covers their slow and painful progress with beauty and eloquence. Profanity includes "s--t," "hell," "damn," "Jesus," "Christ," and "SOB." Finding one's place in the world, letting go, and the nature of love are all themes, which lead to a married woman deciding if she values her family above her personal needs.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 15, 1998
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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