The Man from Snowy River
After his father's death, young cowboy Jim must earn money so he can keep his father's farm going. When he takes work breaking wild horses and falls in love with his boss's feisty daughter, Jim must prove his worth to keep both his job and his girl.
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- George Miller
- This movie is
- 1983 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Foreign Language Film nominee
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this family classic is a coming-of-age Western and includes a few violent or disturbing scenes (a father dies, a young woman is slapped by her father, a group of cattle hands brawls in close quarters). Expect a few strong words ("damn," "bulls--t"), too. There's a slow-building romance and some taunting language about women and poor men, but otherwise this is a tween-friendly tale about wild horses and a young man and woman who fall in love despite the odds stacked against them.
- Sexual Content
- Mild flirting between Jim and Jessica culminates in a few kisses and declarations of love.
- A parent dies early in the movie; Jim is thrown off a horse that then knocks him unconscious. Jim punches some of the other horse hands for insinuating things about his relationship with Jessica, and it turns into an all-out brawl. At one point a man points his shotgun and another man breaks a bottle, but no one is killed -- just bruised and injured. A father slaps his grown daughter on the face. Jessica is stranded on the side of a cliff after a storm. A horse is shown dead in the aftermath of a storm.
- Some salty language, including "darn," "damn," "hell," and one "bulls--t."
- Social Behavior
- There are several positive messages in the story: that girls can be as useful as men; that it's not your birthright that determines who you are but your character and your choices; that family means unconditional love, not suspicion and doubt; and that love can bloom even among couples from vastly different upbringings.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The Harrison employees are shown drinking, either in a saloon or in their quarters. A foreman tells Mr. Harrison that they're all hungover and unable to work; when they're woken up, they're all dazed and confused. At dinner, an adult woman asks for a drink, which mildly scandalizes the men in her presence.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it