After adopting a wild mustang and promptly dubbing it Flicka, 16-year-old Katie (Alison Lohman) watches in horror as her father (country music star Tim McGraw) callously sells her companion. Determined to regain Flicka's freedom, Katie hatches a secret plan to enter a treacherous wild horse race. Maria Bello plays Katie's mother in director Michael Mayer's remake of the classic family film, based on a book by Mary O'Hara.
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Widescreen 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; making-of featurette; bloopers; music video; trailers; gag reel.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that despite a few corny lines, this is a wholesome family movie with heart that's guaranteed to appeal to horse-loving kids. Although Katy's rebellious nature is at the core of the story (which is based on the classic kids' novel My Friend Flicka), there are consequences to her actions, and her family comes together at the end and learns to communicate in a respectful way. There are refreshingly few references to sex (it is an animal movie, after all), and few instances of crude or cringe-worthy behavior.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable.
- A girl falls from a horse, causing injuries and bruises; a horse is attacked by a wild animal, and blood is shown.
- Pretty mild: "Damn," "hell," "bitch," "ass," "frickin'."
- Social Behavior
- The movie has some good lessons about respect, obedience, and family expectations.
- Budweiser, Ford
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Some drinking and smoking in a bar scene.
- 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