DVD: family, faith, friends tested and win

A Horse for Summer | PG

While it may not be an Oscar contender, there’s still a lot to feel good about this “feel good” movie. Dean Cane plays Kent Walsh, who escapes the weirdness of Los Angeles to run a horse farm in Arizona. When the economy tanks, the struggles begin. And, when Kent’s niece Summer comes to live with the family after her mother gets busted, things get even tougher. Oh, and then they get even worse when the horse Summer loves becomes gravely ill. No spoiler alert here, but suffice to say faith, community, family and love win the day. A Horse for Summer also stars, Christopher Atkins, Lee Meriwether and Mandalynn Carlson as Summer. $18.89 but coming to Netflix shortly.

Also out this week:

No Good Deed shows what happens when an escaped convict appears at a woman’s door pretending to be the victim. With Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Bibb (PG-13)

Predestination is the story of a secret government time traveling agency designed to prevent future killers and terrorists from committing their crimes. Stars Ethan Hawke and Noah Taylor (R)

The World Made Straight is in a rural Appalachian community haunted by a Civil War massacre and stars Jeremy Irvine, Noah Wyle (R)