After the sudden death of her father, a teenage girl travels to meet the mother she never knew. Soon, she befriends a horse trainer and discovers that in caring for a horse, she is able to overcome her hardships and emotional trauma.
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- Frank Johnson
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Amazing Racer is a 2009 movie about a teen girl who is distraught over the death of her father and the recent discovery that her mother is actually alive. She begins to pick up the pieces of her life as she develops a deep emotional bond while training a temperamental horse named Rainbow. The emotional intensity in some of the scenes makes the film best for older tweens. Also, some of the scenes in which Rainbow is shown injured or being overworked by unscrupulous stablemen will be difficult for younger viewers and horse lovers of all ages. There is occasional mild profanity ("hell," "sucks," "damn"), and it's strongly implied that a once-great horse trainer has become an alcoholic (there are scenes in which he sits alone in his living room drinking whiskey and talking to himself).
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- A horse is shown being overtrained, run into exhaustion in a stable, and excessively whipped. A man skeet shoots, firing his hunting rifle several times.
- "Hell." "Sucks." "Damn."
- Social Behavior
- This movie shows how the bond that forms between a person and an animal can go far toward alleviating grief and sorrow.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A character drinks a beer in a kitchen, but does not act intoxicated. Characters drink wine at dinner. An old man sits in the passenger seat of a truck with a bottle of whiskey. He takes sips and acts intoxicated. The driver of the truck spits chewing tobacco into a bottle. A former horse trainer is often shown sitting alone in his living room drinking whiskey.
- 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