Tommy and the Cool Mule

2009 PG 1h 34m DVD

Tommy and the Cool Mule

2009 PG 1h 34m DVD
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When Tommy (Grant Barker) discovers that his mule, Jackie-A, can talk, he hopes the beast can help him save the family farm from financial ruin -- and save his widowed mother from the romantic attentions of a crafty real estate agent. But with neighborhood bullies constantly scheming against them, can Tommy and Jackie-A win the big riding competition that will set them all free? Andrew Stevens directs this family comedy; Kevin Sorbo co-stars.
Ice-T, Grant Barker, Siri Baruc, Kevin Sorbo, Matthew Tompkins, Darrian McClanahan, Michael Lambert, Jeff Griffin, Celeste Genco, Marina Sbrochi, Zach Short, Dylan Alford, Brennan Barker
Andrew Stevens
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the premise of Tommy and the Cool Mule involves parental loss. The main character, a teenage boy, has lost his father in military combat. His death is not shown in the film but is referred to and reflected on, and the loss of his income drives many of the family's choices. The film also features budding romance between teenagers and adults, and isn't afraid of a flatulence gag or four. There's also some name-calling and mischief-related injuries.

Sexual Content

A man and woman briefly kiss and embrace. A teenage boy and girl kiss.


There are some mischief-related and slapstick injuries. In one scene, a woman slams a door in a man's face, hitting his head. In another, a game of paintball knocks loose a two by four in an old barn that slams down on a teenager's head.


There's no profanity, but plenty of clever teenage insults of the "punk," "bottomfeeder," "slug," and "lizard face" variety.

Social Behavior

Tommy and the Cool Mule offers positive messages about doing one's duty, and that money does not make the person.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Two women sip margaritas at a pool party.

  • 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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