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mamamiasweetpeaches
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I think this movie was a big disappointment to most molly Ringwald fans who expected something more in the vein of 16 CANDLES, PRETTY IN PINK or BREAKFAST CLUB. At least it was for me. I've seen it in bits and pieces on TV twice, dont think Ive ever seen the whole thing from start to finish.

Is it any good? Is it worth me renting and re-visiting?

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The cast are trying very hard to be grown up. The film feels like it wants to be worthy and meaningful. As a result, it winds up being a little slow and feeling a bit overwrought. It has some nice scenes and some nice dialogue, but as a film, frankly it's a bit dull.
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It wasn't that bad if you weren't expecting a John Hughes feel good movie. Thougt the ending was a bit sad but very truthful.
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Watched Fresh Horses and it was ok.
Nothing more, nothing less.

I agree that it´s a little slow and that the ending is quite touching.

This was made in ´88 like For Keeps which i watched couple of days ago.
Ringwald was pretty as usual.
It was also nice to see 80s movie starring Ben Stiller in a bigger role.

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Wow, I loved seeing this movie pop up on here! I know there are mixed feelings about it but I happen to really like this film.

Maybe it's because I just wanted to see Andie and Blain reunited on the big screen once more or the fact that it just has this wonderful visual quality that makes me think of fall and how it feels to be outside during that time of year.

I'll tell you this much, I'll take this movie 10 out of 10 times over For Keeps. That movie was painful to watch from beginning to end. I just NEVER liked it! Randall Batinkoff was pretty cute though [Wink] .

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"Fresh Horses" is pretty good. The director, David Anspaugh, I think, went on to do "Hoosiers."
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Actually, David Anspaugh directed "Hoosiers" before "Fresh Horses." The former is his feature film directing debut. See here:


http://www.imdb.com./name/nm0000770/

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I saw "Fresh Horses" about 10 years ago (for the first time) and felt it was a great - if underrated - film. I don't think anyone should compare it the other McCarthy/Ringwald flick(Pretty in Pink), since they're two completely different types of movies.

FH was more of a serious - and in some cases somewhat dark - drama. Very unexpected, with great acting. The scenery of the countryside (where much of the film took place) was especially memorable.

The only print of the film I've seen was the old DVD with a pan & scan (i.e., non-widescreen) format - it looked like it was transferred from an old VHS tape. I would like to see the film in a widescreen anamorphic format, but don't know if it's available that way (yet).

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I like Fresh Horses, sort of a very serious version of a John Hughes movie. Anspaugh directed the classic Hoosiers as well as Rudy. Previously, he was an acclaimed TV director. I remember back when, he was hospitalized for depression, and his wife at the time, Roma Downey, the star of Touched by an Angel, left him. Too sad.
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Fresh Horses writer Larry Ketron was among the three credited who wrote Permanent Record, also 1988.
Not a bad year for him.

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