Buck (2011)

4 Dec

You’ve probably heard of the Horse Whisperer ? Robert Redford made a movie called that – wasn’t bad either.

But the notion for the movie actually came from a real guy – name of Buck Brannaman who has this extraordinary gift for working with horses in a way nobody else seemed to know of. He understands horses – the way they feel and think. So he is able to work with them in new ways without using force – without ‘breaking them’. It’s amazing to see. So here is a documentary called ­­Buck. It was made in 2011. Won awards. If you’ve never seen it I urge you to do so – instead of watching some dude throw a hammer around for an hour or two. Check this out. I leaned a few things watching this. And the joke he tells at the end isn’t bad either.

Buck Poster 1

Buck Poster 2

Buck Sundance


“7.4” !?? I’m giving it a 10. Solid.


Movie Info: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/buck/
“Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will.” So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems. BUCK, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real life “horse-whisperer”, he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses – and people – with his understanding, compassion and respect. In this film, the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life. A truly American story about an unsung hero, Buck is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds. — (C) IFC Films

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2 Responses to “Buck (2011)”

  1. Teepee12 December 4, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    Didn’t know they made the book into a movie, but I did read the book and liked it. I related to his spine problems. Horses did me in, too.

  2. jcalberta December 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Buck is a great documentary. The movie The Horse Whisperer is a nice romantic adaptation.
    I’m guessing any spine problems would be a big problem for riding. My own chronic back problems stem from my labouring days in road construction. No fun.

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