A GIFT HORSE

"Fight for What You Believe"

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Content: +3 Some minor questionable elements.

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What You Need To Know:

A GIFT HORSE is about Amanda, a girl struggling with the death of her mother. Her father has a new girlfriend, Tiffany, but Amanda struggles to accept her despite her many good qualities. Amanda spends time at the nearby horse ranch, where the owner, Mr. Canton, allows her to work doing chores. Amanda comes to love Misty, the horse Mr. Canton bought for his daughter to win the next competition. When Misty suffers from an injury, Mr. Canton wants to cut his losses and get rid of Misty, but becomes convinced to give Misty another try. Amanda refuses to give up and shows those around her how much hard work and a big heart can accomplish.

A GIFT HORSE is well made with good acting, a nice story structure, and good cinematography. There are some cheesy sections, like an unrealistically mean girl. However, the movie overall is a sweet, heartwarming story promoting working hard and seeing the best in people. A GIFT HORSE also has some positive Christian elements. Due to some dysfunctional behavior, a light caution is advised for younger children.

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(BB, CC, MM) Strong Biblical worldview of working hard, seeing the best in people, selflessness, fighting for what you believe, and the importance of family, with strong Christian elements of unconditional love and references to God include a reference to God as our divine compass who keeps us from getting lost; no foul language; no violence; no sexual content; no nudity, but girls occasionally wear tight tank tops with light cleavage and bra straps shown once; no alcohol; no smoking or drugs; and, children are occasionally disrespectful to authorities (although this is usually shown as bad), girl wants to hurt a horse, girl is unrealistically mean, some dysfunctional family portrayals including divorced couples, man talks bad about his ex-wife, references to gambling (including people engage in a friendly bet), man lies in a credits bonus. scenes.

More Detail:

A GIFT HORSE is about Amanda, a little girl struggling with the death of her mother. Her father has a new girlfriend, Tiffany, but Amanda struggles to accept her despite her many good qualities.

Amanda spends much of her time at the horse ranch nearby, where the owner, Mr. Canton, allows her to work doing various chores. Amanda comes to love Misty, the horse Mr. Canton bought for his daughter to try to win the next competition. After Misty suffers from an injury, Mr. Canton wants to cut his losses and get rid of the horse, but becomes convinced to give Misty another try. Amanda refuses to give up and shows those around her just how much hard work and a big heart can accomplish.

A GIFT HORSE is well made, with good acting, a compelling narrative structure and high picture quality. There are some occasionally cheesy sections, like an unrealistically mean girl, but overall, it’s a very sweet, heartwarming story with a positive message promoting working hard and seeing the best in people. A GIFT HORSE also has some positive Christian elements. Due to some dysfunctional behavior, a light caution is advised for younger children.

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