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True Heart (1997)





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Two city kids gain a new perspective on life when they're lost in rugged Northwestern Canada in this adventure for the family. Sam (Zachery Ty Bryan) and Bonnie (Kirsten Dunst) are two teenage siblings who don't always get along, a situation made more uncomfortable by their mother's recent remarriage. While Sam and Bonnie are flying home on a small chartered place, their flight crashes in the wilderness of British Columbia. Sam and Bonnie are the only survivors of the wreck and must fend for themselves until they are discovered by Khonanesta (August Schellenberg), a Native North American who lives in the woods with his only companion, a huge Kodiak bear he's named "Grandfather." Khonanesta teaches Sam and Bonnie how to live off the land, and as they learn how to survive in the wild, they become closer, more confident, and better adjusted; they also help Khonanesta foil a group of game poachers who are illegally hunting bear in the wilderness. Bonnie and Sam's mother and stepfather finally find their missing children, but when they do, they mistakenly implicate Khonanesta in the illegal activities of the game poachers. True Heart also features Michael Gross and Dey Young.

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Kirsten Dunst crashlands in the Canadian wild with the oldest kid from Home Improvement. After taking 15 seconds getting over the deaths of their pilot and guardian, they follow the whims of a weirdo native named Koronesta (or something - I swear they pronounce it 5 different ways) who seems to have been living in the boonies by himself for too long. He speaks fractured English like an Indian on F-Troop, refers to a local Kodiak bear as his grandfather, and looks like he was born closer to Monterey than Moose Jaw. The poachers they encounter provide some fun with their hilarious over-the-top performances that scream BAD GUYS as loudly as the military in Avatar. To be fair, as a family movie it's not that bad and sends a positive environmental message, and a young Dunst gets one of her earliest lead roles and proves her mettle as an actress by having to say seemingly half her lines while squinting to keep the sun out of her eyes.

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Very cool.

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Leigh Ryan

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This movie feels like the work of a beginner director or someone making a movie just to use Canadian film tax writeoffs. The story is ho-hum. It is interesting watching a 15 year old Kirsten Dunst and Zachary from Home Improvement.

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