Home is Where the Heart is
The tiny town of Bent Arrow, Texas, is slowly closing down—and its inhabitants are at their wits’ end about how to keep the town afloat. Sunny, a cynical disenchanted actress, reluctantly returns home only to attend her mother’s funeral and look after her 10-year-old half-sister Cotton. When Sunny and Butch, an ex-NFL player, bond over Cotton, they devise a plan to help save the town. Even though the trio goes through trials and tragedy, in the end although they didn’t get what they wanted, they got what they needed.
Don’t mistake the cover poster for what this movie is really about—no, it’s not about two girls bonding over a horse or a cheesy plot that involves hijinks in revitalizing the town. This is a serious drama that’s meant more for adults than kids, I think. It deals with heavy content such as death, a near-death experience, and sexual harassment. However, the cast bravely takes it upon their shoulders and as a result, these scenes are rich with unfiltered emotion. Bailee Madison (Cotton) is one of this generation’s most talented young actresses, and she is a thrill to watch. Her co-stars Laura Bell Bundy (Sunny) and Conrad Goode (Butch) are equally impressive. The movie is a rollercoaster that plays your heartstrings. Four Stars.
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