The Horse Whisperer [DVD] [1998]

Robert Redford's lyrical romantic drama The Horse Whisperer comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and does a fine job of capturing the beautiful outdoor photography that is the highlight of the film. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer. This is a solid, if unspectacular release from Disney/Buena Vista, much like the film itself.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 14)

Special Features


  • Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
  • Theatrical trailer
  • French-language track
  • Chapter search
  • 2.35:1 aspect ratio

Synopsis


The Horse Whisperer
Robert Redford directed himself for the first time in this romantic drama adapted from the 1995 best-seller by Nicholas Evans. Fourteen-year-old Grace MacLean (Scarlett Johansson of Manny & Lo) and her friend Judith go horseback riding in upstate New York on a winter morning, but their horses lose their footing on ice and slide onto a road, where Judith and her horse are killed by a jackknifing truck. Grace and her horse are also seriously injured -- doctors must amputate Grace's right leg -- and the frightening incident leaves a lasting trauma not only on Grace but also on her horse, Pilgrim. Grace's mother -- magazine editor Annie MacLean (Kristin Scott Thomas) -- seeking Grace's recovery, feels there's a link between her crippled, embittered daughter and Pilgrim's behavior. Learning about a horse trainer with a special gift, she takes Grace and Pilgrim to Montana where horse whisperer Tom Booker (Robert Redford) lives on a ranch with his younger brother Frank (Chris Cooper), Frank's wife Diane (Dianne Wiest) and their children. Tom's work with the horse also has a rejuvenating effect on the guilt-ridden Grace. Annie loses her magazine job, and the low-key romantic involvement between Annie and Tom develops during the summer, stifled by the unexpected arrival of Annie's husband, Robert MacLean (Sam Neill). Screenplay by Eric Roth and Richard LaGravenese (who adapted The Bridges of Madison County). Filmed in Montana and Saratoga Springs, New York. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Robert Redford
    Robert Redford - Tom Booker
  • Kristin Scott Thomas
    Kristin Scott Thomas - Annie MacLean
  • Sam Neill
    Sam Neill - Robert McLean
  • Dianne Wiest
    Dianne Wiest - Diane Booker
  • Scarlett Johansson
    Scarlett Johansson - Grace MacLean



Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A movie that moves your heart

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    Paul
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    Like many Redford movies such as A River Runs Through It, the cinematography is beautiful. Good acting, action is realistic and the story behind the reality of training people with horse problems is about Buck, a genuine Horse Whisperer who taught the actors his craft. There are disasters in our lives and answers - this movie disturbed some people since injured horses are more loved than intergalactic robots needing a tune-up. Kristin Scott Thomas is superb as is a young Scarlett Johansson.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    beautifully made movie for horse lovers

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    moviefan
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    Tastefully directed by Robert Redford, this movie showcases a really cute horse who goes through a traumatic accident with his rider and is almost put down but for the tenacity and love of the girl's mother who beings the horse to Montana for rehabilitation. It will make you cry. The cinematography is beautiful and I especially like the relationship between the horse trainer and the horse, Pilgrim.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Story is interesting and motivational

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    AvidMovieWatcher
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    The quality of the DVD movie was great. The story motivational and touching. Always enjoy Robert Redford's acting. He did a great job working with the girl and the horse in this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie I did enjoy it

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    Kgerman032511
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    It's a great movie, I would recommend other people to watch. Everyone has their opinions, so I recommend you make your own. My family and I enjoyed it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Timeless movie

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    Debsmovies
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    This movie has such a wonderful story. It shows the strong bond between a girl and her horse. Luv the scenery

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    an all time favorite

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    Grandmere
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    I had the vhs version, was happy to find the dvd to share this movie with my granddaughters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    one of my favorite movies

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    Coolmovie
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    glad to see this movie available on Dvd. Saw it a long time ago and I am glad to add it to my collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    movie

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    peaches
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    Its a horse movie. Car chases would've improved things.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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