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This review is from: War Horse [DVD]  (DVD)
Saw this film yesterday, glad I took along plenty of tissues. Have read the book and the film portrays it just the same. Have read all the reviews and am disappointed with the ones that don't think it is that good. Having family that fought in WWI I thought it was very well portrayed. Just go to Ypres and other French battlefields to get the real feel for the time!! The father I thought was very good and really came over as having suffered in the Boer War and like WWI veterans wouldn't talk about their experiences as it was so bad.
Albert, being an only child living on Dartmoor, would probably have a real sense of communicating with animals so his affection for Joey was brilliant.
Steven Spielberg did a fantastic job and I think the casting was very good. His shots of Devon, where I live, were brilliant and portrays the county exactly as it was, and still is, rugged and many farms cut off in the middle of the moor.
All in all a brilliant film and one I shall go to see again, with tissues at hand!