Touching Wild Horses: Edited

Theatrical Release: October 24, 2003
DVD Release: June 16, 2009
Touching Wild Horses: Edited
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Synopsis

After a terrible car accident involving his family, 12-year-old Mark is sent to live with Aunt Fiona on a beautiful and remote island. Isolated from most of the world, Fiona and a park ranger are the only human inhabitants of the wind swept island, home to a herd of wild horses. Her reclusive personality makes Mark’s new life on the island difficult, but he soon begins to see the beauty of the nature and the animals around them, including the horses they are forbidden to touch. When the mother of a young colt is killed, Mark breaks the rules and begins to feed and nurture the young animal. At first Fiona is furious, but as she and Mark begin to create their own family bonds, she helps him to keep the horse from starving and each learns lessons from the other about compassion, faith and family ties.

Dove Review

This is an intriguing story of one young boy, his aunt and an orphaned colt that brings them all together. Sometimes when you lock people out around you to protect yourself from past hurts and inner feelings, it takes some kind of outside source to bring you face to face with your problems. Fiona is a gruff woman and has been alone on an island for a very long time. Now, she must share it with a nephew that she does not know much about, as he doesn’t know much about her. Each of them keeps their feelings inside until a lovable orphaned colt named John becomes a part of both their lives. That’s when their secrets come out and the healing begins.

We award “Touching Wild Horses (Edited)” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Boy pretends to shoot old gun; tropical storms; parents argue; flashback of parents accident; mare dies.
Sex: None
Language: D-1; Reference to Horse's A.
Violence: Boy pretends to shoot old gun; tropical storms; parents argue; flashback of parents accident; mare dies.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Discussion regarding child born out of wedlock who was given up for adoption.

Info

Company: First Look Studios
Writer: Murray McRae
Director: Eleanor Lindo
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 91 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe