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Into The West (1993) - An Irish Horse Movie
Into The West - a beautiful Irish children's movie that delights adults as well as kids
Into the West is my favorite movie of all time. I love the precious children, the heartwrenching portrayal of Irish Travelers (Gypsies), their traditions threatened by modern culture. I especially love the white horse they named TÃr na nÃg.
As the movie starts we see the grandfather as he travels near the Irish beach in his Gypsy caravan. A horse comes up out of the ocean and follows him. A beautiful white horse... and he heads toward Dublin to see his son and grandsons who live in a crowded, dirty tenement there.
He tries to get the horse to leave, but it won't, and once the little boys see TÃr na nÃg in Dublin, they're totally in love. They've been sitting in their little tenement watching Westerns on TV and they see this gorgeous white horse as a way to live their dreams of being cowboys, and going into the west.
My favorite movie... - ...of all movies in the world, I love this one most.
Why do I love Into the West? Why you ask? Oh, my... it is the calling of my heart. Maybe it's because I'm part Irish. Maybe Tir na nog really was the most beautiful white horse in the world. Maybe those two little boys really were the cutest ever... and even when I'm not watching this movie, I can hear their precious voices and hear them singing, "Lets go riding on a horse."
Okay, I'm saying nothing of the older actors and actresses. They were certainly awesome in their roles... and I loved seeing the Travelers (Irish Gypsies) . . . but it was the little boys and the horse that appealed most to me, and the beautiful story, the plot, the whole meaning of who Tir na nog was.
Try to explain why the sun shines, or why the moon shows only one side to us, or why the Milky Way is vast and the stars never cease to shine. That tells enough about why this movie lives in my heart, and why I love it enough to recommend it to you.
Ossie and Tito - ...the two cutest little boys imaginable.
TÃr na nÃg, the horse - ...what a delightful, precious white horse!
TÃr na nÃg stole my heart - ...and made me cry.
Have you seen Into the West? - ...do you remember? This movie was released in 1993.
Have you seen this movie?
Into the West was rated PG - ...yes, probably a good idea for there to be some parental guidance.
I recommend you watch it first before showing it to your children. There are issues of Irish Traveler (Gypsy) culture, alcoholism, and the resolution of the plot, that you might hesitate to show to young children. (Or, maybe not. It is up to you.) There's a content advisory here.