Cinema: Antic Storms, Lopsided Charm

TEX Directed by Tim Hunter; Screenplay by Charlie Haas and Tim Hunter

In the old days a Walt Disney movie would have concentrated all its considerable sentimental energies on just one of the situations taken up in Tex. That would have been the forced sale (to pay the grocery and utility bills) of Rowdy, the horse much beloved by its adolescent title character. But even in small Oklahoma towns the world moves on, becomes more complicated; and before this modest, intelligent and entirely engaging movie concludes, young Tex has not only come to terms with Rowdy's loss, but been introduced to almost...

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