The movie tells a story of a severely injured racehorse which was saved from being scarified. The original owner, who thought that the horse was useless, passed it down to Crane’s family farm where it got a new name as "Sonador" which is a Spanish word for "dreamer." (yes, it’s the name of this movie.) An 11-years-old girl Cale Crane believed that Sonador deserved a second chance on the race-course. Together with her father and everyone in the family, they would do just anything to help the horse. In doing so, the once lost family bond had gradually being reconstructed…
The movie is heartwarming and inspirational. Even though the plot is too predictable, John Gatins, the director and script-writer of the movie, did a very fine job to deliver a touching story. The movie is packed full of powerful and talented cast. Dakota Fanning in the role of Cale Crane is as remarkable as always. I am sure that she would continue to shine on Hollywood movie screen for a very long time. The veteran actor Kurt Russell fits perfectly for a role of a dedicated father, Ben Crane. Technically, the cinematography and music score in the movie are also fantastic.
All in all, this is a must-see movie for family and a fan of dramatic movie. Just enjoy a beautiful scenery and dramatic theme is worthwhile.
PS. Even though the title of the movie suggested that it was inspired by a true story, there is no information in the movie of which the true story that inspired the movie. In fact, the director came across the story of a horse named Mariah’s Storm who broke her leg as a 2 year old when she was expected to be a favorite in the 1993 Breeder’s Cup horseracing. She actually made a comeback from an injury 4 years afterwards. Even though she didn’t win the race, it was a miracle for once injured horse to participate in the race again.
You can visit official web site at <http://www.dreamer.dreamworks.com/>
4 stars out of 5 – highly recommend to family viewing pleasure.