Running Wild

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"What you fight for defines who you are."
  • PG
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 5.9  (1,465)

Running Wild is a 2017 American drama film directed by Alex Ranarivelo that revolves around the story of a widow named Stella Davis, who is struggling to save her property in rural northern California. The film stars Sharon Stone in the lead role alongside Tommy Flanagan, Christina Moore, Jason Lewis, Dorian Brown Pham, and Tom Williamson in pivotal roles.

The story revolves around Stella Davis, who is a single mother and veterinary nurse, along with her son, struggling to save her property in rural California. She inherits a property from her husband, but the property is in a state of disarray, with poorly maintained horses and unstable fences. Stella's fate takes an unexpected turn when she meets a group of female inmates on a local prison work-release program who have been randomly assigned to take care of the horses. With no other option, Stella decides to take the assistance of these prisoners, who prove to be a turning point for Stella's life as they become her friends and help her in her desperate fight for survival.

Throughout the movie, Stella develops a close bond with each woman, and the prisoners reveal their own traumatic experiences that led them to end up in prison. They bond over their shared love for horses and work diligently to rehabilitate them under Stella's supervision. The inmates who were initially reluctant to work resolve themselves to do the best they can to take care of the horses, and they become essential cogs in the running of the farm. The camaraderie that develops among the group, combined with the transformation that happens on the farm, is the heart of the movie.

Running Wild presents a heartwarming story that overcomes adversity, challenges and it is ultimately a narrative of redemption. The pacific setting of northern California proves to be an ideal backdrop for the unwinding of the story, as the soft, rugged hills convey the idea of harmony between nature and humanity. The film's cinematography is excellent, providing a serene and calm ambiance with the rolling green hills, the horses running free, and the sunset sky that together give the audience a sense of serenity in a tumultuous world.

Sharon Stone is commendable in her role as Stella Davis, portraying her character with significant depth and conviction that can be clearly seen in her eyes. She holds her own among the supporting cast, particularly with Christina Moore, who provides some of the movie's most energetic and amusing moments as an over-the-top interviewer.

Overall, Running Wild is a feel-good movie that reminds us that help can come from unexpected sources, that people can find salvation in unlikely places, and that even in the most unfavorable circumstances, a positive attitude can make a difference. The movie skillfully weaves themes of redemption, hope, trust, and friendship, leaving the audience with a feel-good satisfaction.

Running Wild is a 2017 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    5.9  (1,465)