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My Best Friend (2016/Lionsgate DVD)

Picture: C Sound: B Extras: A- Telefilm: B+

When Kristen's father gets a new job, she moves to her grandmother's horse ranch. As she adjusts to her new life, school and the farm, her new best friend is Stanford: a horse. However, Stanford has a big secret, he's telepathic horse! As Kristen (Alexis Rosinski) learns to ride Stanford she gains more confidence to her new life and make new friends at school, but when a greedy oil company wants their land can Kristen and Stanford save the farm?

In Paul Della Pelle's My Best Friend (2016), Kristen is a big city girl who just been moved to the countryside with her father ...and she hates it (and her father for it). She misses her old friends, fashion, shopping, Wi-Fi and modern city comforts. As she struggles to fit in, she feels like a fish out of water, then she gets help from the most unexpected place ...Stanford, her telepathic horse. With the help of Stanford, she learns how to adjust to her new life, make friends, meet boys, save the farm and even learn how to be a real cowgirl.

This was another girl and her horse movie, a young troubled girl moves to a countryside and learns how to ride and take care of horses and learns something about herself she never knew, and usually saves the farm from some disaster by the end of the movie. This was a family friendly movie, but it felt it like was more for kids than adults, but at least the horse with a superpower is a twist to set it apart from so many bad such films of late. Catherine Bach and Patrick Muldoon also star.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image originated on a 4K Ultra HD camera, but this tradedown is just too soft for its own good, but the original soundmaster for the lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mix sounds as good as it can here. Extras include interviews with cast, minuscule bonus episodes and trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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