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Kevin Sorbo’s Storm Rider: A feel-good movie for the whole family!

Our good friend, Rhonda from Georgia, wrote this great review of Kevin Sorbo’s new movie, Storm Rider. Many thanks, Rhonda!

487568_647807991906232_1101241814_nWhen I saw the trailer for “Storm Rider,” I was very excited about it. It seemed like a wonderful movie the whole family could watch together.

Now, having seen the movie, I can honestly say it’s true: The whole family will love it.

It centers around a spoiled 18-year-old girl named Dani Fielding (played by newcomer Danielle Chuchran), an accomplished equestrian who loves horses, especially her prize horse, Emerald.

Her world is turned upside-down when her dad, Mitch (C.Thomas Howell), is sent to prison for securities fraud. She is sent to live with her uncle Sam (Kevin Sorbo), a1013985_602171313136567_760935247_n veterinarian who is set in his bachelor ways, although he does have a girlfriend, Jody (Kristy Swanson).

Dani and Sam have a hard time bonding until he gives her an orphaned colt that is a different horse than she is used to training. She pours her heart and soul into the colt, who she names Stormy, and he helps replace what is missing from her life.

Sam must also deal with Dani’s stepmother, Vanessa (played by Kevin’s real-life wife, Sam Sorbo), who is trying to get custody of Jordan, Dani’s half-brother. The truth is (that) she (Vanessa) would rather have the assets Mitch has hidden away, and is using Jordan as leverage to get them.

There w530339_642960655724299_79353421_nas a point before Dani had to leave her home when she told Jordan he was not her half-anything – he was her little brother, pure and simple.

At one point, Dani abandons Stormy to train another horse for an upcoming show, but when tragedy strikes in the form of an airplane crash in the mountains, she and Stormy must reconcile their differences and work together to save her uncle, her brother and her uncle’s friend. Dani learns just how important family really is.

I love Kevin’s character in the movie and how Kevin approached playing him. Sam is so set in his ways that when Dani attempts to clean up the place, he gets angry and tells her to leave his “piles” alone, for that is how he knows where things are. Eventually, he gets used to the house being clean.

The chemistry between Kevin and Kristy goes without saying. If you saw (the movie) “What If,” then you know what I’m talking about.988319_650838878269810_1217289711_n

The Utah scenery is absolutely beautiful and contributes much to the storyline.

The ending will have you smiling as Sam realizes he now has a family that he loves very much (and that does include Jody), and Dani and Jordan find they have a family to love as well.

I strongly5311_620734824613549_1776070731_n recommend this movie – it’s one of the best I’ve seen in a while, and certainly the best movie Kevin has done since “What If.”

Please follow “Storm Rider” on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StormRiderMovie

Purchase the DVD on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Storm-Rider-Kevin-Sorbo/dp/B00DS79HBU

Preview the “Storm Rider” trailer:


(Images and artwork courtesy of and by Mara)

  1. rhondagemini
    November 6, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Thanks,Jan,for posting my review-I’m always honored to do them for you!

  2. teresa
    November 8, 2013 at 5:13 am

    fantastic film:)

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