History Film / TheHorseWhisperer

9th Aug '16 4:59:09 AM Lancelot07
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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: As [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Horse_Whisperer_(film)#Horse_training_methods_and_controversies TheOtherWiki]] explains, both the book and film's final session with Pilgrim being hobbled, roped and forced on the ground, followed by Grace riding him and the two being miraculously cured is not much rooted in reality, but would rather have been a very dangerous situation. The same article also points out that a horse going through an accident such as Pilgrim did might develop a fear for vehicles, roads and/or steep slopes, but would likely not have a complete change in personality and manner as he does. The Pilgrim in the book and film behaves more like a horse having been exposed to long-term animal abuse than simply having been in an accident.
* BittersweetEnding: The book and film have two very different versions: in the book, [[spoiler:Tom Booker dies while saving Grace from a ferocious wild mustang. Annie later finds out she's pregnant, and while she can't tell if Robert or Tom is the father, the pregnancy helps her back on her feet and healing the relationship between her, Grace and Robert. In the film, Tom stays alive, but Annie is unable to hurt her family and leaves while Tom watches after her from horseback on a hill.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: As [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Horse_Whisperer_(film)#Horse_training_methods_and_controversies TheOtherWiki]] explains, both the book and film's final session with Pilgrim being hobbled, roped and forced on the ground, followed by Grace riding him and the two being miraculously cured is not much rooted in reality, but and would rather have been a very dangerous situation. The same article also points out that a horse going through an accident such as Pilgrim did might develop a fear for vehicles, roads and/or steep slopes, but would likely not have a complete change in personality and manner as he does. The Pilgrim in the book and film behaves more like a horse having been exposed to long-term animal abuse than simply having been in an accident.
* BittersweetEnding: The book and film have two very different versions: in the book, [[spoiler:Tom Booker dies while saving Grace from a ferocious wild mustang. Annie later finds out she's pregnant, and while she can't tell if Robert or Tom is the father, the pregnancy helps her back on her feet and healing the relationship between her, Grace and Robert.Robert (though she and Robert separates). In the film, Tom stays alive, but Annie is unable to hurt her family and leaves while Tom watches after her from horseback on a hill.]]
5th Aug '16 3:45:51 AM Lancelot07
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* InterruptedSuicide: In the book, Grace [[spoiler:runs away on Pilgrim and decides to burn down a cabin with herself inside when she learns about her mom and Tom. However, she ends up being surrounded by a herd of wild mustang with an aggressive stallion, with Tom coming to her rescue and sacrificing himself in the process.]]
4th Aug '16 12:18:55 PM Lancelot07
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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: As [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Horse_Whisperer_(film)#Horse_training_methods_and_controversies TheOtherWiki]] explains, both the book and film's final session with Pilgrim being hobbled, roped and forced on the ground, followed by Grace riding him and the two being miraculously cured is not much rooted in reality, but would rather have been a very dangerous situation. The same article also points out that a horse going through an accident such as Pilgrim did might develop a fear for vehicles, roads and/or steep slopes, but would likely not have a complete change in personality and manner as does. The Pilgrim in the book and film behaves more like a horse having been exposed to long-term animal abuse than simply having been in an accident.

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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: As [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Horse_Whisperer_(film)#Horse_training_methods_and_controversies TheOtherWiki]] explains, both the book and film's final session with Pilgrim being hobbled, roped and forced on the ground, followed by Grace riding him and the two being miraculously cured is not much rooted in reality, but would rather have been a very dangerous situation. The same article also points out that a horse going through an accident such as Pilgrim did might develop a fear for vehicles, roads and/or steep slopes, but would likely not have a complete change in personality and manner as he does. The Pilgrim in the book and film behaves more like a horse having been exposed to long-term animal abuse than simply having been in an accident.
4th Aug '16 12:14:40 PM Lancelot07
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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery in the book: Annie commits adultery because she's fallen in love with Tom Booker. The two of them are portrayed as nothing but sympathetic, despite the fact that Annie's deeply distressed daughter Grace is involved. Annie's husband is a nice guy and devoted family man. Tom [[spoiler:dies in order to save Grace's life in what could be construed as an act of RedemptionEqualsDeath]].

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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: As [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Horse_Whisperer_(film)#Horse_training_methods_and_controversies TheOtherWiki]] explains, both the book and film's final session with Pilgrim being hobbled, roped and forced on the ground, followed by Grace riding him and the two being miraculously cured is not much rooted in reality, but would rather have been a very dangerous situation. The same article also points out that a horse going through an accident such as Pilgrim did might develop a fear for vehicles, roads and/or steep slopes, but would likely not have a complete change in personality and manner as does. The Pilgrim in the book: book and film behaves more like a horse having been exposed to long-term animal abuse than simply having been in an accident.
* BittersweetEnding: The book and film have two very different versions: in the book, [[spoiler:Tom Booker dies while saving Grace from a ferocious wild mustang. Annie later finds out she's pregnant, and while she can't tell if Robert or Tom is the father, the pregnancy helps her back on her feet and healing the relationship between her, Grace and Robert. In the film, Tom stays alive, but Annie is unable to hurt her family and leaves while Tom watches after her from horseback on a hill.]]
* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: In the book,
Annie commits adultery because she's fallen in love with Tom Booker. The two of them are portrayed as nothing but sympathetic, despite the fact that Annie's deeply distressed daughter Grace is involved. Annie's husband is a nice guy and devoted family man. Tom [[spoiler:dies in order to save Grace's life in what could be construed as an act of RedemptionEqualsDeath]].



* SparedByTheAdaptation: Tom Booker. [[spoiler: In the book, Tom Booker throws himself at a murderous wild stallion to solve Annie's choice between staying with her husband or going with Tom. Really, he does.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Tom Booker. [[spoiler: In the book, Tom Booker throws himself at a murderous wild stallion to solve Annie's choice between staying with her husband or going with Tom. Really, he does.]]]] In the film, it simply ends with Annie leaving and Tom looking after her from a hill, alive and well.


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* WhosYourDaddy: [[spoiler:In the epilogue of the book, Annie has a baby, and is unable to tell for sure whether Robert or Tom is the father, though it is implied to be Tom's.]]
27th Jul '16 11:31:20 AM JoieDeCombat
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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery in the book: Annie commits adultery because she's fallen in love with Tom Booker. The two of them are portrayed as nothing but sympathetic, despite the fact that Annie's deeply distressed daughter Grace is involved. Annie's husband is a nice guy and devoted family man. Tom [[spoiler:dies in order to save Grace's life in what could be construed as an act of RedemptionEqualsDeath]].



** GoodAdulteryBadAdultery in the book: Annie commits adultery because she's fallen in love with Tom Booker. The two of them are portrayed as nothing but sympathetic, despite the fact that Annie's deeply distressed daughter Grace is involved. Annie's husband is a nice guy and devoted family man. Tom [[spoiler:dies in order to save Grace's life in what could be construed as an act of RedemptionEqualsDeath]].
27th Jul '16 11:27:32 AM Lancelot07
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* YourCheatingHeart: Annie ends up falling for Tom, something her husband catches up on when he arrives.
27th Jul '16 11:26:42 AM Lancelot07
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27th Jul '16 11:22:39 AM Lancelot07
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* HappyEnding and BittersweetEnding: The former for Grace, the latter for Annie.



* LoveHurts: Both Annie and Tom fall for each other, Tom while he's still hurting after his past love died and Annie while she's married. Annie's strongly implied to love Tom even more than her husband but ends up abruptly leaving in the end, not wanting to hurt both their families. It ends with Tom watching her car drive away while on horseback on a hill, watching a woman he loves disappear from his life yet again.
27th Nov '15 5:58:16 PM nombretomado
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''The Horse Whisperer'' is the name of a 1995 novel by Nicholas Evans and of a 1998 film adaptation of it. The latter was directed by Creator/RobertRedford. The main stars were Redford himself (directing himself for the first time onscreen), Kristin Scott Thomas and ScarlettJohansson.

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''The Horse Whisperer'' is the name of a 1995 novel by Nicholas Evans and of a 1998 film adaptation of it. The latter was directed by Creator/RobertRedford. The main stars were Redford himself (directing himself for the first time onscreen), Kristin Scott Thomas and ScarlettJohansson.
Creator/ScarlettJohansson.



The story explores both the recovery and the mutual attraction developed between the two adults. Which is confusing for them as Annie is still married and Tom is recovering from a divorce. The film received mostly positive reviews. While critics praised the "exquisitively crafted, morally and thematically mature picture", several felt it was overly long and dull. It was also a box office hit, earning $186,883,563 worldwide. It earned $75,383,563 in the United States, the 27th most succesful film of its year.

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The story explores both the recovery and the mutual attraction developed between the two adults. Which is confusing for them as Annie is still married and Tom is recovering from a divorce. The film received mostly positive reviews. While critics praised the "exquisitively crafted, morally and thematically mature picture", several felt it was overly long and dull. It was also a box office hit, earning $186,883,563 worldwide. It earned $75,383,563 in the United States, the 27th most succesful successful film of its year.



* AndStarring: ScarlettJohansson receives an "Introducing" credit. [[Film/{{North}} It wasn't her first movie]] (it was her ''seventh'').

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* AndStarring: ScarlettJohansson Creator/ScarlettJohansson receives an "Introducing" credit. [[Film/{{North}} It wasn't her first movie]] (it was her ''seventh'').
7th Aug '15 8:08:36 PM lipranzer
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The story explores both the recovery and the mutual attraction developed between the two adults. Which is confusing for them as Annie is still married and Tom is recovering from a divorce. The film received mostly positive reviews. While critics paised the "exquisitively crafted, morally and thematically mature picture", several felt it was overly long and dull. It was also a box office hit, earning $186,883,563 worldwide. It earned $75,383,563 in the United States, the 27th most succesful film of its year.

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The story explores both the recovery and the mutual attraction developed between the two adults. Which is confusing for them as Annie is still married and Tom is recovering from a divorce. The film received mostly positive reviews. While critics paised praised the "exquisitively crafted, morally and thematically mature picture", several felt it was overly long and dull. It was also a box office hit, earning $186,883,563 worldwide. It earned $75,383,563 in the United States, the 27th most succesful film of its year.


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* NoExceptYes: When Diane asks if Annie was fired, Annie denies it at first, and then admits, "Yeah, I was fired."
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