Friday, May 25, 2012

Cowgirls 'N Angels

Cowgirls N' Angels is a family-friendly film that tells the story of Ida (Bailee Madison). Ida is a strong-willed young girl, being raised by her mom ( Alicia Witt). All she knows about her dad is that he was a rodeo rider, and she is determined to find him. While looking for him at the local rodeo, she connects with the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, a team of young female rodeo riders run by former rodeo star Terence Parker (James Cromwell). Reluctantly, her mom allows her to join the group, and they quickly become like a family to her.

This is a cute film, reminiscent of the Disney films from when I was younger. While some of the film was a bit corny or far-fetched, it is a breath of fresh air as far as the 'bathroom humor' laden films that are too often aimed at tweens. Kids who love horses, trick riding, and rodeos will especially love this film. A budding romance between one of the older 'Sweethearts' (Madison Burge) and a cowboy (Jackson Rathbone) brings an added dimension to the film. There were lessons learned about respect and starting over after making a mistake yet without being overly "preachy". No bad language, no nudity, nothing tossed in for a parent to be hovering over their child worrying about covering their eyes or ears! I enjoyed watching it myself, and it is a very good choice if you are wanting to take the kids out to the movies.


Thanks to Propeller for allowing me to see an online advanced screening of this film. I was not required to give a positive review, merely asked for an honest opinion.

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