COWGIRLS 'N ANGELS

A Little Gem with a Big Heart

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Release Date: May 24, 2012

Starring: Bailee Madison, James
Cromwell, Alicia Witt, Jackson
Rathbone, Frankie Faison, Dora
Madison Burge, Kathleen Rose
Perkins, Leslie-Anne Huff,
Drew Waters

Genre: Drama

Audience: All ages

Rating: G

Runtime: 92 minutes

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Director: Timothy Armstrong

Executive Producer: Ash R. Shah

Producer: Ben Feingold, Shawn Griffith,
Jim Busfield, Timothy
Armstrong

Writer: Timothy Armstrong, Stephan
Blinn

Address Comments To:

Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Chairman/CEO
Meyer Gottlieb, President
Samuel Goldwyn Films
9570 West Pico Blvd., 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 860-3100; Fax: (310) 860-3195
Website: www.samuelgoldwynfilms.com; Email: info@samuelgoldwynfilms.com

Content:

(BBB, CC, L, V, A, M) Very strong moral worldview with strong Christian, redemptive elements including positive references to faith and trust in God and prayer; one “d” word and one light exclamatory profanity; very light violence when girl falls off horse; no sex; no nudity; alcohol use; no smoking or drugs; and, stealing and lying but rebuked, girl talks back to mother.

Summary:

COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS is the story of a 12-year-old girl who gets a chance to travel with a female team of trick riders on the rodeo circuit, which also might help her find her missing father. COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS is a little gem with a big heart, enhanced by appealing performances, heartfelt moments, and positive references to faith, God, and prayer.

Review:

COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS is one of the best live-action family movies in recent years. It’s a little gem with a big heart.



The movie opens with clips and photos of rodeo cowgirls across the years. Bailee Madison stars as 12-year-old Ida Clayton. Ida recalls her grandfather, a rodeo star, who told her the only difference between cowgirls and angels is that angels can’t ride a horse. Ida’s mother Elaine hates rodeos, however. She thinks they’re full of “deadbeats.” Apparently, Ida’s father was one of those deadbeats. Her mother hasn’t even told Ida her father’s name, but Ida has found an old postcard from a rodeo cowboy named Walker.



So, while her mother’s at work, Ida sneaks away to the rodeo to watch the Sweethearts, a team of female trick riders at the local rodeo. Ida is smitten by one of their horses. She steals into the stables at night to practice riding the horse. The founder and head of the Sweethearts, Terrence Parker, catches Ida one night. He offers her a chance to travel with the Sweethearts, if Ida gets her mother’s permission.



Of course, Ida’s mother says no. So, Ida fakes a permission letter. She’s desperate to find her father while traveling with the Sweethearts. She begins to train with the Sweethearts as they prepare to go on the road.



Ida’s mother quickly discovers the ruse and pulls Ida out of the local rodeo, but loses her own job. When Mr. Parker offers to pay Ida for coming with them, Ida’s mother finally says yes. But, will Ida be able to find her father before she gets into more trouble?



COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS captures the viewer’s attention immediately with its catchy music and professional acting. James Cromwell adds a lot as the head of the Sweethearts, but young Bailee Madison shows she can carry a movie all on her own. They and other actors lend credibility to a plot that could have seemed too far-fetched. Director Timothy Armstrong deserves some credit for this as well.



COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS has a lot of heartfelt moments. It also contains positive references to God and prayer.



All of these things make COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS a family movie gem that all ages can enjoy.

In Brief:

COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS stars Bailee Madison as 12-year-old Ida Clayton. Though her mother thinks rodeos are full of deadbeats, Ida gets a chance to train with a female team of trick riders. The head of the Sweethearts of the Rodeo recognizes Ida’s raw talent and spunk. Riding horses gives Ida a passion she’s never known. It also gives her the chance she needs to find her father, who disappeared into the rodeo circuit before she was born. Some obstacles arise, however, that put a damper on Ida’s search.

COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS captures the viewer’s attention immediately with its catchy music and professional acting. James Cromwell adds a lot as the head of the Sweethearts, but young Bailee Madison shows she can carry a movie all on her own. They and the other actors lend credibility to a plot that could have seemed too far-fetched. Director Timothy Armstrong deserves some credit for this as well. COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS has a lot of heartfelt moments. It also contains positive references to God and prayer. All of these things make COWGIRLS ‘N ANGELS a family movie gem that all ages can enjoy.