Disclaimer time: Turns out, I do happen to have a connection to the production, although it’s about 800 “degrees of separation” away. My husband works for ESPN, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, which also owns Touchstone Studios, which contributed to the production (or was it distribution?) of “War Horse.”
Anyway, all you regular readers know I’d be all over this movie like chocolate-coated popcorn, no matter what.
If you can’t see the embedded video, click on this link.
Late last week, I had the delightful good fortune to attend a special advance screening of “War Horse,” thanks to my above-mentioned connection. ESPN offered employees and family free tickets to a special advance screening.
FWIW, I have to pay attention to some ground rules.
If you can’t see the embedded video, click here to see another trailer for the film version of “War Horse.”
As I write this, after a year-long wait, the commercials for the soon-to-be-released film version of “War Horse” have shown up on TV. Glowing reviews from advance screenings of the film have peppered social media.
Joey won’t win the Kentucky Derby, but he might win an Oscar or two. People who’ve seen the movie seem to love it. Oscar buzz about “War Horse” has been humming for a couple of months.
Please don’t run away and swear you won’t see the movie. I think it’s important to see, especially for those of us who love horses. But I believe tears aren’t bad, so I want to offer you some “Sad Movie Survival Tips.”