dreamer

went with the wife last night and saw Dreamer

it is a nice feel-good family movie….
dakota fanning, possibly the hardest working 11 year old in hollywood, does a decent job in her role as Cale Cane…
however, kurt russell and elizabeth shue turn in performances not up to speed for these two actors at all…
shue is very non-emotional in a role that could have been played with more vigor to connect to the audience…
russell plays a down on his luck, horse manager who has no relationship with his father, pop crane, who lives in the guest quarters of the old crane farm…
kris kristofferson has the best role in the movie as he plays pop crane….
however, the movie is enjoyable, albeit very predictable….
overall I would give it a 3 stars out of 5…..
mainly for the cinematic quality of the movie (and if you grew up in kentucky you will probably love it simply for that)

~d