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  • G
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 4.5  (1,678)

Buddies is a 2012 family comedy movie that follows the story of a 13-year-old boy, Ryan Flynn (Tucker Albrizzi), who is forced to spend the summer with his grandfather, Harry (Tim Conway), on his horse ranch in Montana. Ryan is not thrilled about the idea of spending the summer in the countryside with his grandfather, but he is pleasantly surprised when he meets his new friends, miniature talking horses.

Upon arriving at the ranch, Ryan finds himself lonely and bored. He is greeted by his grandfather's three miniature talking horses and their caretaker, Mandy (Mason Cook). The horses, named Jibb, Jab and Guffy, have the ability to talk and provide Ryan with the company he needs during his stay at the ranch. As the trio of horses take Ryan on exciting adventures around the ranch, he begins to form a bond with them and they with him.

Harry, Ryan's grandfather, is an elderly widower who has a close relationship with his horses. He had to move to a bigger house to accommodate his grandchildren, but he misses his old home and his old lifestyle. The miniature talking horses were a gift from his daughter, and they bring him joy and remind him of his daughter. They are a reminder for Harry that everything has changed but some things never will.

Naturally, Ryan's grandfather doesn't know that the horses can talk, so Ryan and his new friends keep this a secret from him. Ryan comes to realize that there are some secrets he can keep, and there are some secrets that should be shared. As he spends more time on the ranch, Ryan develops his own sense of responsibility and learns the meaning of true friendship. He learns that true friendship is being honest and there for each other.

The talking horses are among the key attractions in the movie. They are mischievous, lovable, and provide a lot of entertainment. They are also very vocal and have a great sense of humor. The horses' charisma and vivid personalities may make it difficult to imagine them as mere animals as they bring warmth, humor, and joy to both the audience and the characters in the movie.

The central theme of the movie is the bond between humans and animals. It highlights the joys and sorrows that come with this relationship as Ryan and his grandfather navigate their way through loss and change. The theme is refreshing and reinforces the idea that animals can make great companions, provide love and offer an unbreakable bond.

The movie is set in the beautiful Montana countryside which provides a fitting backdrop for the movie's theme. The scenes are well set and the panoramic views of trees, green pastures and mountains are breathtaking. It is difficult to imagine a more captivating setting for such a heartwarming family comedy.

In conclusion, Buddies is an enjoyable family movie that is suitable for all age groups. The characters are authentic, relatable, and their journey leaves a lasting impression. The talking horses add that extra charm to the movie, making it a must-watch for all animal lovers. This movie will have you laughing, smiling, and maybe even shedding a tear or two. It delivers a powerful punch of emotion while still maintaining its playful, innocent nature. Overall, it is a heart-warming tale of friendship, love, and loyalty.

Buddies is a 2012 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5.

Where to Watch Buddies
Buddies is available to watch, stream, download and on demand at Netflix. Some platforms allow you to rent Buddies for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    4.5  (1,678)