A Cowgirl's Story

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"When the going gets tough, the tough go riding."
  • PG
  • 2017
  • 5.6  (674)

In the movie A Cowgirl's Story, Bailee Madison stars as Dusty Rhodes, a thirteen-year-old girl who moves to a new town with her mother and grandfather. Dusty is struggling to fit in at her new school, but she finds solace in her love for horses, which she inherited from her late father. Dusty's grandfather (played by Pat Boone) runs a ranch where he trains horses, and Dusty spends much of her free time there, helping out and learning all she can about riding and horse care. Dusty's passion for horses catches the eye of a popular girl at school named Savanah (played by Chloe Lukasiak), who initially mocks Dusty but eventually comes to appreciate her skills and dedication.

Meanwhile, Dusty is dealing with some personal challenges as well. She's still grieving for her father, who died serving in the military, and she's struggling to connect with her mother, who works long hours as a nurse and seems distant and preoccupied. Dusty also has a crush on a boy at school, but she's too shy to do anything about it.

As the school year progresses, Dusty faces a number of setbacks and obstacles, both in her personal life and on the ranch. One of the horses falls ill, and Dusty and her grandfather are forced to make some tough decisions about its future. Dusty also faces off against a rival rider in a local competition, and must find the courage to believe in herself and her abilities.

Throughout the movie, there are plenty of scenes of Dusty bonding with her horse and working hard to become a better rider. There are also some touching moments between Dusty and her grandfather, who serves as a mentor and source of wisdom and support for her. And the movie tackles some heavier themes, like grief and loss, with sensitivity and grace.

Despite some predictable plot points and a few flimsy side characters, A Cowgirl's Story is a heartwarming and enjoyable movie, especially for fans of horses and country living. Bailee Madison is a charming and talented actress who carries the movie on her shoulders, and Pat Boone brings a level of gravitas and warmth to his role as the wise old rancher. Chloe Lukasiak is a bit wooden in her performance, but she's given a more complex character than the typical high school mean girl, and she rises to the challenge.

The setting of the movie is beautiful, with sweeping shots of green hills and sprawling ranches, and some well-choreographed scenes of horseback riding and jumping. The soundtrack is also worth mentioning, with a mix of country and pop songs that fit the mood of the movie perfectly.

Overall, A Cowgirl's Story is a solid coming-of-age tale that will appeal to anyone who loves horses or feels like an outsider in a new place. It's not a groundbreaking or particularly challenging movie, but it's a pleasant way to spend an afternoon, with likable characters, a wholesome message, and some stunning shots of rural America.

A Cowgirl's Story is a 2017 kids & family movie. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    5.6  (674)