Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Cowgirls n' Angels is a family drama appropriate for tweens and mature kids who can handle the theme of a girl searching for the father she's never known. The 12-year-old protagonist makes some questionable decisions in her search, but she's shown the error of her ways and ultimately learns how loved she is despite the circumstances. One secondary character has a romance, and she and her beau drink beers and kiss a couple of times. The language includes a few minor insults ("damn" and "hell"), and the violence features rodeo injuries and a hospitalized older man. Ida is a strong, precocious heroine, and her journey proves that with persistence and discipline, even the seemingly impossible is achievable.
A young man and woman flirt, dance, kiss and start a relationship. They're shown embracing and kissing briefly a couple of times; in one scene, the girl's rodeo coach advises her not to fall for a rogue cowboy.
The rodeo can be a dangerous place -- falls and injuries occur regularly. A little boy falls off of a cow; the protagonist falls from a horse while doing a stunt and hurts herself; an elderly man collapses and is later hospitalized.
Mild insults and exclamations like "stupid," "liar," "damn," "oh Lord," "hellbent," etc.
Sweet and tender messages about parent-child relationships, never giving up on your dream, and the importance of faith and family. But there are fairly mature themes about single parenthood, rehabilitation, dating tendencies, and the downside to being fatherless.
Not quite a product placement, but Ida has a poster of Chuck Norris' Code of Ethics in her room, and she's obviously a fan of his; other references to him include the fact that people think her biological dad (whose name is Walker) has something to do with Walker, Texas Ranger.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Young adults drink beer at a post-rodeo party, and at one point a young woman says she shouldn't drink because she used to have a problem with overdoing it.