In War Horse, a poor farmer purchases a thoroughbred, instead of a plow horse, to work the land. Joey, the horse, bonds with Albert (Jeremy Irvine) the son, and the two get the job done. Soon, the war stars, and the dad sells the horse to the army and the adventures begin. Emily Watson also stars. It was predictable, but a good, heartwarming story.
I was confused just about the entire time watching Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Part of the reason may be because I have never read the novel by John Le Carre. I don't think that's the whole reason, because there are quite a few people and events to keep straight. The film is set in Britain in the 1970s. There is a mole in M16, and the search is on. Gary Oldham, Colin Firth, John Hurt and Toby Jones all star in this movie, and each does a fine job of acting.
We Bought a Zoo is a cute little family movie starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Hayden Church, Colin Forc and Elle Fanning. It is about a widower with two kids who decides a change is in order, and he ends up, well...buying a zoo...where the family will live. The movie is based on a true story. It is predictable, and as I said before...cute.