As my regular readers know, I’m a fan of Netflix. Besides seeing about twelve movies per month at the price of renting four locally, I’ve saved money because I’m not buying as many DVDs as before. However, every so often there are movies that I simply must own.
Dreamer is one of those movies.
I watched Dreamer shortly after it was released on DVD. I watched it twice before returning to Netflix. The next day I went and bought my own copy. In about a two week period, I’ve watched it four times already. Or maybe five.
Now granted, I’m a horse lover. I used to raise and show horses. I still own some of my "horse" books from when I was in elementary school. The pages are brittle and yellow, but I hang onto them. But there is more to love about this movie than just the horse, a filly named Sonador (which means "dreamer"). The acting is top-notch, and the characterization is real. There are several twists and turns; just as you think this family will get a break, something else happens.
"Remember dreams?" the wife asks her husband.
And that is really what the movie is about. Chasing your dreams, even if you might fail.
I give Dreamer 5 stars out of 5. Treat yourself to this feel good movie soon.