Reviewed byzparticlesVote: 9/10/10
I stumbled across this Canadian movie by chance on cable TV. I'd neverheard of it, or of Kevin Zegers, but have since became a huge fan ofboth. It's a simple story of a young boy (Billy Hastings) who moves toa country property with his mother, and acquires a pony, who turns outto have magical abilities. Features fine performances by Kevin Zegers,Ann Archer (as Billy's mother), and Elisha Cuthbert (as Billy'sclassmate Carolyn). The screenplay is by Frank Sacks, who based it onhis children's book of the same name. I was so happy when I found thismovie on DVD, and would recommend it to anyone who loves kids/familymovies, and of course to any fan of Kevin Zegers.
Reviewed bymarksaal (firstname.lastname@example.org)Vote: 3/10/10
This movie teaches us a little bit about love, life, AND EACH OTHER.The kid in the movie is supposed to be crippled, except he can walk andrun fine. He has a cheesy limp which is barely noticeable, but for somereason all the kids at school pick on him. The best is when he hits ahome run while playing baseball and trips on second base because of hisgimp leg. Idiot.
The best part of this movie is the fact that a PONY gives birth to afull-size UNICORN. Like, the only thing more imaginary than a Unicornis a pony giving birth to anything, because it is PHYSICALLYIMPOSSIBLE. It would be like a 3 year old girl giving birth to aCentuar.
The cool thing about this movie was the magical things I learned aboutUnicorns. I thought unicorns were just rad to look at - I didn't knowthey had useless powers! These powers include: (1) Flowers growwherever unicorns walk (2) Their horn grows 4 inches every day at somerandom point, usually marked by a wind chime noise and glitterygraphics (3) Thats it
Reviewed byrozann grey (makito-1)Vote: /10
When I was in third grade, I picked up the book and fell in love withit!
Now, five years later, I'm flicking through the channels and I see amovie for it! I am now watching it....*hugz Billy and his coolness* onecomment on the difference between the book and the movie: I don't thinkthe Carolyn was the same type of girl as she is in the book. (She ridesa Vespa scooter in the book and is a lot more of a tough girl) but ilove this actress, so I'll make an exception. I haven't read (or seen)the book since, so I don't remember a lot, but wow! I almost forgotabout the mountain lions, and about his mom!
Based on the popular novel for young adults by Frank Sacks, this heart-warming drama concerns Billy Hastings, an 11-year-old boy whose life is shattered after his leg is permanently damaged by a drunk driver. Billy and his mother Julie move to a new town in hopes of escaping the bad memories of the accident. Not long after they arrive, they visit a threadbare circus, where they discover a neglected horse. Feeling sorry for the animal, they arrange to take it home, only to discover that the horse is pregnant. That's the least of their surprises, though; the horse shortly gives birth to a unicorn, which appears to have magical powers.