Second Chances

1998 G 1h 47m DVD

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Second Chances

1998 G 1h 47m DVD
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It's been a dark year for Sunny (Kelsey Mulrooney), a 10-year-old girl who lost her father and the use of her legs in a car accident. But hope shines on Sunny when she and her mother move into the horse ranch next door and the girl befriends a crippled horse named Ginger. Watching over Sunny's journey of healing is the ranch owner, a former rodeo star named Ben Taylor (Tom Amandes). This family-friendly heartwarmer is based on a true story.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
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age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this tearjerker film about the love between a brave little girl and a horse involves grieving the loss of a parent. The film begins with a car accident, and the lead character -- a young girl -- is found unconscious several feet away from the crash. Adult characters have the occasional drink. There are two scenes where horses and their riders fall and are injured.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


A car accident is shown at the beginning of the film where a girl is found unconscious, presumably thrown from the vehicle. We later learn her father died in the accident. Two little girls get into a brief scuffle in which they shove each other then fall to the ground pushing. A character falls off a horse in the rain and is sent to the hospital.


While there is no profanity, there is some verbal bullying between young cowgirls.

Social Behavior

In spite of setbacks and tragedy, characters work to overcome life's obstacles and challenges in order to succeed with horses, rodeos, and life.


At the rodeo, advertisements for various car and cola companies are shown, and a saddle company's logo is shown on a box.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

At a fancy dinner date, characters sip wine. A character offers another some brandy. One character keeps a flask hidden in his coat, which he removes, unscrews, and sips.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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