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At the Liberty: Spirit Untamed


Spirit Untamed

Spirit Untamed is an epic adventure, with a star-studded cast doing the voices, about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse. This film is the next chapter in the beloved story from DreamWorks Animation, which started with the 2002 film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and has continued in the Netflix series Spirit Riding Free.

Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced) never really knew her late mother, Milagro Navarro (Eiza González), 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 luck with one too many risky escapades, Cora moves them both back with Lucky’s father, Jim (Oscar® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal), in Miradero.

Lucky is decidedly unimpressed with the sleepy little town. 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, a stable owner Al Granger (Emmy winner Andre Braugher), is the best friend of Lucky’s father.

A heartless horse wrangler (Emmy nominee Walton Goggins) and his team plan to capture Spirit and his herd and auction them into a life of captivity and hard labor. Lucky enlists her new friends and embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse who has given her freedom and a sense of purpose. Through Spirit, Lucky has discovered a connection to her mother’s legacy and her Mexican heritage that she never expected.

Rotten Tomatoes critics rate this movie as 43% favorable, but the audience score is 97% favorable. This film is rated PG for some adventure action and has a running time of 1 hr. and 28 minutes.

This movie shows June 18-22, on Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3:00 p.m., and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. (not 7:30).

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