Thursday, April 18, 2019     Volume: 20, Issue: 7
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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
BINGEABLE: RUSSIAN DOLL
BLAST FROM THE PAST: GODSPELL
BREAKTHROUGH
DUMBO
HEARST CASTLE: BUILDING THE DREAM
HELLBOY
SHAZAM!
THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA
THE MUSTANG
UNDERRATED: THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL
UNPLANNED

THE MUSTANG

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THE MUSTANG


Where is it playing?: Parks Plaza

What's it rated?: R

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Co-writer/director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre helms this drama about violent convict Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts), who’s given a shot at rehabilitation via a therapy program involving wild mustangs.

Twelve years ago, Roman left his domestic partner brain damaged in an attack. He’s well aware of his shortcomings, and doesn’t believe he’s fit for reintegration into society. But that changes when he’s placed in a rehabilitation program run by Myles (Bruce Dern), a rancher who assigns prisoners a specific wild mustang to train.

Predictably, things don’t go well initially, but soon, another inmate who has a way with horses, Henry (Jason Mitchell ), helps Roman, who learns as much from his horse as the horse learns from him.

There are some unexpected twists and turns in the well-worn redemption genre, but terrific performances by Schoenaerts and Dern breathe fresh life into it. It also features an ending you won’t see coming and won’t soon forget. (96 min.)

—Glen




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