Walk. Ride. Rodeo. – Review

Genre Biographical
Directed by Conor Allyn
Starring Missi Pyle, Spencer Locke, Bailey Chase, Sherri Shepherd
Released on March 8th 2019
Duration 99 minutes
Flixxpanda Rating 5/10
Channel Netflix

You know those movies that are based on this really amazing human being who’s done so much in their life, usually going against all odds and making it out on top? The ones that makes you feel like you’ve accomplished nothing in your life? Well Walk. Ride. Rodeo. is one of them.

Walk. Ride. Rodeo.’ is based on the real story of Amberley Snyder. She is an upper tier rodeo barrel racer. If you don’t know what that means, neither did I, look it up! The point is she can ride a horse damn well.  However, at her peak she met with a truly unfortunate accident. Partly severing her spine, she’s told she’ll never walk again. But Amberly was always an optimist. Although it must have been truly harrowing to go through that, she got back on the horse. She got back to riding. She is truly inspiring.

The way she lost a bit of her strong-willed passionate spirit after the accident, she got it back. With the help of her mom and dad who supported her throughout, she made it. She went through with all the rehab sessions. I can’t begin to imagine her physical as well as emotional trauma. But she was so focused and competitive, but never abrasive. Definitely a force to be reckoned with. Her story is jaw dropping and amazing.

Now I’m not being negative or mean about the real-life people these films are based on. Those are truly courageous and extremely strong-willed beings. But, in general this genre is so overused with supposedly poignant scores that all of them seem the same. When a film like this comes along, there needs to be something that keeps you hooked. Be it the script, writing, dialogue or the cinematography or music score – just something, anything. ‘Walk. Ride. Rodeo.’ lacks all of this. This makes it a very subpar watch to be honest.

However, if you’re looking for something to watch with your kids. Something clean and inspiring filled with a lot of hallmark quotes, Walk. Ride. Rodeo. would do the trick. Even better if your kid likes horse-riding. There is no subtlety but there’s a lot of country (kinda) music. Walk. Ride. Rodeo. lacks depth. Featuring montages and a bad voice over you’ve got a film that just doesn’t do much for you.

Video Credit – Netflix | YouTube

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