DVD Review: STORM RIDER

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Spoiled 18-yr old Dani Fieldings’ world is turned upside down when her father gets arrested for securities fraud, and she has to leave her upscale life in the city to stay with her gruff Uncle Sam out in the country. As Dani and her uncle struggle to bond, she’s given an orphaned horse to foster and train. Dani pours her affection into this young horse, calling her Stormy and giving her all the attention she’s missing from her unsettled life. Dani soon realizes that truly caring about others is the answer to most of life’s biggest problems. And when her uncle and friends need her the most, Dani and Stormy work together to save the day and learn the true meaning of the word, “family.”

STORM RIDER was directed by Craig Clyde and stars Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, C Thomas Howell and Dani Chuchran.

This girl’s pampered world turns upside down when her father is sent to prison. She is sent to her uncle’s who is a small town vet and not very good at communication or catering to the needs of a female or anyone else for that matter. She meets her uncle’s “lady friend” and they bond instantly and this leads to a sort of a learning experience for him as well as a long overdue relationship being spark. While we watch these growing pains get overcome a tragedy happens that makes the small group  to prioritize and do what must be done in order to get through this while we watch these new relationships and friendship grow. And yes, they all make it through and this leads to a pretty cheesy ending where some will enjoy and others will think exactly what I think, cheesy!

We’ve gotten a lot of horse movies over the years so I know it’s hard to come up with an original story and that’s understandable to a point. What you do in a situation like this is assemble a strong cast which this movie has and replace the horse with a donkey and you have something a little different. I really enjoyed the cast, this is the standout of the movie but I honestly believe it’s Kristy Swanson who steals the show, I mean she’s hilarious and just fun to watch and you just really like this character.  This is the kind of movie that the entire family can sit down and watch, you don’t have to worry about those “F” bombs or any kind of sex scene so if you’re looking for a family friendly film, Storm Rider is a good one.

The packaging comes with a slip cover that features the same artwork as you see up top. The back includes movie details and a few images.

Bottom line is, Storm Rider isn’t all that original but it was an entertaining watch and it’s the cast that makes the movie so enjoyable. The DVD releases on October 22nd and is worth a watch.

Distributor: ARC Entertainment

Run Time: 90 Minutes

Rated: PG

Special Features: None

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