FLICKA: COUNTRY PRIDE

Healing Misunderstandings

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Release Date: May 01, 2012

Starring: Kacy Rohl, Lisa Hartman, Clint
Black, Max Loyd-Jones, Siobhan
Williams

Genre: Drama

Audience: All ages

Rating: G

Runtime: 111 minutes

Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home
Entertainment/News Corp.

Director: Michael Damian

Executive Producer: Janeen Damian

Producer: Connie Dolphin

Writer: Jennifer Robinson

Address Comments To:

Rupert Murdoch, Chairman/CEO, News Corp.
Chase Carey, President/COO, News Corp.
Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos, Chairmen/CEO
Fox Filmed Entertainment
20th Century Fox Film Corp. (Fox Searchlight Pictures/Fox International/Fox Atomic/FoxFaith)
10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-1000
Website: www.fox.com

Content:

(BBB, C, M) Very strong moral worldview with redemptive content promoting forgiveness and exposing the danger of jealousy; no foul language, violence, sex, nudity or violence; no alcohol; no smoking or drugs; and, serious snobbery, jealousy, and spite (all rebuked and healed).

Summary:

FLICKA: COUNTRY PRIDE is another wonderful story about how the famous horse plays a role in helping a young girl face the problems in her life. FLICKA: COUNTRY PRIDE is a delightful movie families can enjoy together – clean, wholesome, and entertaining.

Review:

FLICKA: COUNTRY PRIDE is the kind of movie a family can watch and enjoy together, clean, wholesome, and entertaining. It’s the second home video installment developed from a 2006 remake in which the horse Flicka plays a role in helping its human companions through difficult times.

In FLICKA 3, Toby (Clint Black) comes to Cherry Creek Farms to serve as Stable manager for a family in financial and emotional stress. Kelly (Kacey Rohl) is a teenage horse lover who lives on the ranch with her mother, Lindy (Lisa Hartman). Kelly’s father died in an accident, and the stables have had increasing difficulty making a profit since.

Toby brings Flicka with him, and Kelly quickly befriends the beautiful horse. Kelly’s former friend, Stephanie, boards her horse at the stables. Stephanie felt slighted by Kelly after Kelly’s father died. She develops a growing dislike of Kelly and increasingly treats her like some lower class servant. When Stephanie’s dressage teammate is injured, Flicka helps Kelly win a spot on the team, much to the chagrin of Stephanie. The jealousy grows even worse when Briggs McBride, the team’s male member, shows more interest in Kelly than Stephanie.

Will the ranch be saved? Will Kelly and Stephanie get over their differences?

The tension in this new FLICKA movie deals in a helpful way with issues many teenagers face in high school today. Families watching COUNTRY PRIDE together could easily have a good discussion afterwards about what Kelly and Stephanie learn from their mistakes.

FLICKA: COUNTRY PRIDE is the kind of entertainment you wish your children would see instead of the vulgar comedies and horror shows that come pouring out of Hollywood. The filmmakers are to be commended for making a very clean, wholesome movie with a great message. While the movie doesn’t openly honor Jesus Christ, it certainly promotes biblical values.

Some of the shots of Flicka just running alone are a testament to the wonder of God’s creation. Horses are such powerful creatures, but they’re willing to submit that power even to teenage girls as a sign of love and obedience.

In Brief:

In FLICKA: COUNTRY PRIDE, Toby comes to Cherry Creek Farms to serve as stable manager for a family in financial and emotional stress. Kelly is a teenage horse lover who lives on the ranch with her mother. Kelly’s father died in an accident. The stables have had trouble making a profit ever since. Toby brings Flicka with him. Kelly quickly befriends the beautiful horse. Kelly’s former friend Stephanie boards her horse at the stables. Stephanie feels slighted by Kelly after her father died. She develops a growing dislike of Kelly and increasingly treats her like some lower class servant. When Stephanie’s dressage teammate is injured, Flicka helps Kelly win a spot on the team. This irks Stephanie. The jealousy grows even worse when Briggs McBride, the male member of the team, shows more interest in Kelly than Stephanie.

The tension in COUNTRY PRIDE deals in a helpful way with issues many teenagers face in high school today. Families can easily have a good discussion afterwards about what Kelly and Stephanie learn from their mistakes. FLICKA: COUNTRY PRIDE is a movie families can enjoy together – clean, wholesome, and entertaining.