Handsomely mounted by director Steve Miner from an on-target screenplay by Matt Williams and Oley Sassone, WILD HEARTS CAN'T BE BROKEN is an exquisite example of an almost forgotten genre: the well-crafted family film. Set in and around Depression-era Atlantic City, it's a sweet,
poignant and altogether refreshing period piece well worth viewing by every family member.
Sonora Webster (Gabrielle Anwar), a tomboy orphan, runs away from her insensitive aunt's Georgia farm to seek her fortune out in the world. Specifically, she's determined to become the star of a carnival horse-diving act (an act during which a horse and girl rider plunge 40 feet off a long wooden...