I lived in Sylva, NC for 26 years. The barn in the opening dance scene was next to my house and they borrowed my horses to park them by the barn, but I didn't see them in the movie. Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie!! I think the accents were realistic enough, I totally believe that a couple of desperate kids in the 20's WOULD have done something so stupid as to try and rob a train, The Great Smokey Mountain Express is a real thing, as is the Balsam Mountain Inn and other locations they mentioned, and it was fun to see the beautiful scenery and places I recognized such as the steps of the Jackson County Courthouse. Even if you aren't reminiscing as I was during this movie, it's still a good watch. Sean Bridges did a fabulous job (and won three acting awards for this movie at film festivals), and his career has been quite good over the years. If you want a slow-paced, but I believe totally plausible story filmed in the glorious mountains of NC, this is for you.