When plucky teen Moondance (Kay Panabaker) finds a lost pony named Checkers, she immediately feels a bond with him. Convinced that he's a champion jumper, Moondance persuades Checkers' owner (Don Johnson) into training the two of them for the Bow Valley Classic. Based on a true story, this touching family drama from director and co-writer Michael Damian also stars James Best and Lori Loughlin.
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- Michael Damian
- This movie is
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; behind-the-scenes featurette; cast and crew interviews; trailer.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this film is generally family-friendly. There's no violence, sex, or profanity. One brief scene shows a leading character drinking a shot of whiskey when he is upset; in a follow-up scene, he throws the bottle away. The father of Moondance, the young teen protagonist, has died three years before the story takes place. Moondance visits his grave to "speak with" him, sharing her sorrows and her joys as she must have when he was alive. She also finds solace in a cherished old photograph and other mementos. Her mother takes a few tentative steps toward building a relationship with a suitor and discusses it frankly with her daughter.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable.
- A few moments of scary music as a shadowy figure moves through the woods.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Finding your own specialness is a sure-fire way of coping with peer pressure. Hard work and enthusiasm are their own rewards and can result in success, too. There are lots of adults, including parents and community members, who will listen to the needs of kids and help them. Asking for what you want is important.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Character pours himself a glass of whiskey from a bottle in a desk drawer, then drinks it. The second time, he discards the bottle and its contents.
- 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