- 88 mins (G)
Spirit Untamed is the next chapter in DreamWorks Animation's beloved franchise that began with the 2002 Oscar®-nominated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and includes an Emmy-winning TV series.
This is an epic adventure about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse.
Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced), never really knew her late mother, Milagro Navarro (Eiza Gonzalez), a fearless horse-riding stunt performer from Miradero, a small town on the edge of the wide-open frontier.
Like her mother, Lucky isn't exactly a fan of rules and restrictions, which has caused her Aunt Cora (Academy Award® winner Julianne Moore) no small amount of worry.
Lucky has grown up in an East Coast city under Cora's watchful eye, but when Lucky presses her own luck with one too many risky escapades, Cora picks up stakes and moves them both back with Lucky's father, Jim (Oscar® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal), in Miradero.
Lucky is a fish out of water in the raucous railroad town, but she has a change of heart when she meets Spirit, a wild Mustang who shares her independent streak, and befriends two local horseback riders, Abigail Stone (Mckenna Grace) and Pru Granger (Marsai Martin).
Pru's father, stable owner Al Granger (Emmy winner Andre Braugher), is the best friend of Lucky's father.
When a heartless horse wrangler (Emmy nominee Walton Goggins) and his team capture Spirit and his herd and plan to auction them off to a life of captivity and hard labour, Lucky enlists her new friends to stop them.
Together, the girls bravely embark on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse who has given Lucky freedom and a sense of purpose and has helped her discover a connection to her mother's legacy and to her Mexican heritage that she never expected.
The screenplay is by Aury Wallington and Kristin Hahn (Dumplin'), is directed by Elaine Bogan and produced by Karen Foster. The film's score is by composer Amie Doherty (Amazon's Undone, DreamWorks Animation's Marooned).