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Horse lovers will love this movie

November 14, 2006|by SYDNEY TOOLEY

Review

"Flicka," released late last month, is a great movie that shows how much love can be between man and beast. It's good for anyone who loves animals and horses.

The movie is about a girl, Katy, played by Alison Lohman, who lives on a ranch in Wyoming. She returns home from boarding school and finds a wild mustang. She is immediately captivated by the beautiful horse and eventually brings her to the family ranch.

Gradually the wild horse, which Katy names Flicka, comes to love and trust her. But her father, played by country singer Tim McGraw, thinks the horse is dangerous and has Flicka taken away. Katy is determined to get her back and goes out alone to search for her.

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McGraw wrote and performed the music for the movie.

My first three reactions to this movie were: This is going to be a great movie; Flicka is one of the most beautiful horses I've ever seen; and I'm glad my horse isn't that wild!

"Flicka" is based on the book "My Friend Flicka" by Mary O'Hara, published in 1941. Two years later the movie "My Friend Flicka" came out, but it was not at all like the book. It had a boy instead of a girl and a very different plot twist.

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