It's hard to see any effort in the film. There's no comedy to speak of, no real drama and, worst of all.
I cannot think of one single thing that I would change about this film. The acting is incomparable, the directing deft, and the writing poignantly brilliant.
The best films of this genre always show a path and provide a takeaway for being a better person.
Through painfully honest and emotional moments, the movie becomes irresistibly relatable
Oh my friends this is just amazing. Just watch it, please.
Brooding cowgirls, bad boy rodeo dudes, basically awestern Canadian soap opera based in beautiful country. Drama festival.
I first noticed Heartland in 2009 and liked it to a degree once I started watching every week, but to be honest more for the scenery than the stories themselves. In my opinion photography of the Alberta landscape has always been the show's strong points, but the stories themselves, well, lukewarm is the word that always stays with me. From all the reviews read over the years, it seems teen girls are the show's biggest fans, and perhaps that's the problem. To an adult viewer like myself, the show sometimes presents itself as more a teen soap.Heartland seems stuck on episodes with repetitive weak plots, such as "Lou made a bad business decision" or (in the early seasons) "Who's in love with Amy" - all of her suitors looking like they came off the cover of GQ Magazine. Then there's Tim, who's constantly irritated about something, and elder Jack, who is a fine person, but has a chronic case of the grumps. I always thought Mallory was a good change of pace from episode to episode, her quirky humor something no one else in the family seems to have. Ty's a good guy and has a lot more patience with Amy than most guys his age ever would, though sometimes his career rise from teen delinquent with a shovel in his hand was a bit of a stretch to my imagination, and unfortunately not something seen in real life. Also, I've always had a bone to pick regarding the show constantly branded as "a multi-generation saga" - I often find that hard to see in a show that's main concern seems to be "Who's falling off a horse this week, Amy or Georgie?" In comparison, the 6-hour miniseries Lonesome Dove was the correct meaning of a saga...Like Lonesome Dove, in the early decades of Hollywood "saga" meant very dynamic plots and characters - I just don't see that when it comes to Heartland. I'll be disappointed if I miss a favorite episode of The Walton's or Little House on the Prairie, but in the case of a Heartland rerun usually I'm thinking "Well, what else is on?" I'm sure the writers did their best and for certain it's not a bad show, but for a show that's in it's 12th (and perhaps final) season, the stories over the years have blended together into one lukewarm series....
My daughter LOVES this show!! I love it too and my husband will watch it, my mom and brother - we have all gotten into binge watching it at times!! The situations are great- sometimes funny, sometimes sad - always heart warming. It is wholesome - I never worry about what my daughter might see or hear. I highly recommend this family fun show!