Daydream Believer

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Comedy

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Australian schoolgirl Nell (Otto) thinks she is a horse, whinnying her way through conflict until a shrink tells her that 'deep down in all of us, there lurks an animal'. Flash forward. Now an adult, she trades hay for acting and self-help, still communing with horses but reverting to their lingo only during moments of acute stress. There's plenty of that about after she drives into the flash sports-car belonging to Digby (Kemp), one-time London orphan turned wealthy theatrical producer/horse-breeder, who juggles attempts to raise backing for a musical with efforts to find a stallion to impregnate his prize mare. This is where Nell comes in handy: can she get the name of the mare's mate during a session of horse-talk? An involving premise, which sees parental abuse giving rise to Nell's escapism, is wasted on a ludicrous romantic comedy full of signposted jokes and pratfalls.
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Release details

UK release:

1991

Duration:

86 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Kathy Mueller

Cast:

Bruce Venables, Gia Carides, Alister Smart, Anne Looby, Martin Kemp, Miranda Otto, Howard Vernon

Music:

Johanna Pigott, Todd Hunter

Production Designer:

Roger Ford

Editor:

Robert Gibson

Cinematography:

Andrew Lesnie

Screenwriter:

Saturday Rosenberg

Producer:

Ben Gannon

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sophie sweatman

This is a fair review. I forgot how hilariously bad dialogue could be in British films from the 80s. Entertainly bad, nearing on farce.