ROPED (2020)

"Lackluster Romance"

Quality:
Content: -1 Discretion advised for older children.
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Language
Violence
Sex
Nudity

What You Need To Know:

ROPED picks up when a rodeo lands in the small town of Potter Creek. Colton, one of the rodeo cowboys, meets and falls for Tracy. However, Tracy just happens to be the daughter of Robert, the progressive councilman who thinks the rodeo is animal abuse and wants the town council to run the rodeo out of town. Will the fight over the rodeo at the city council break Colton and Tracy apart or bring them closer together?

ROPED has a strong moral worldview where the rodeo cowboys overcome the Romantic, politically correct, progressive, environmentalist worldview of the townspeople led by Tracy’s vegetarian father. The cowboys show the closed-minded progressives how the cowboys actually take care of and love the rodeo animals. The movie also extols family and thankfulness. That said, ROPED is a lackluster romantic drama that doesn’t evoke any emotion in the audience other than making viewers want to watch something else. The plot moves so quickly that viewers really don’t care much about the characters. ROPED also features some gratuitous foul language. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.

Content:

(BB, RoRo, PC, EE, LL, V, N, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral values, represented by some rodeo cowboys, conquer Romantic, politically correct progressive values represented by environmentalist vegetarian town leader, plus rodeo cowboys show closed-minded progressives how the cowboys actually take care of and love the animals, and family and thankfulness are extolled

Foul Language:
14 obscenities, three OMG profanities, two uses of the word idiot, and one use of the word poop

Violence:
One scene where young boy gets caught in water and is saved

Sex:
No sexual immorality, with married couple kissing, and an unmarried young couple kiss twice

Nudity:
Upper male nudity as man gets out of bed in his underwear, and girls wear bikinis while at a creek

Alcohol Use:
None

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Lying, and a man slits another guy’s tire.

More Detail:

ROPED is a romantic drama streaming on Netflix. It begins in the middle of a city council meeting in the small town of Potter Creek. Robert Peterson, one of the town’s councilmen, tells members of the audience why a rodeo coming to town is no good. Robert describes the rodeo as animal abuse and almost demands the town put a stop to it.

It just so happens that a young cowboy, Colton, who’s part of the rodeo, joins the meeting and hears Robert trying to stop the rodeo. Just as Colton starts to get in his car when the meeting ends, he spots Tracy. He’s interested in getting to know her, but Colton doesn’t say anything. Colton also doesn’t know Tracy is the daughter of Robert, the councilman working to run Colton’s rodeo out of town.

At the local diner, Colton finds Tracy sitting with her friends. He takes a seat at the bar and is joined by a young boy named Luke, who just so happens to be Tracy’s little brother. They strike up a friendship. However, when Luke orders a plate of hamburger sliders, Tracy comes over to put a stop to it because her family is vegetarian. Colton and Tracy meet and are clearly intrigued by one another.

Tracy’s boyfriend, Dylan, sees what’s happening and isn’t a fan. Dylan and Colton get into a bit of an argument, which turns into a challenge. Colton challenges Dylan to a race where the rodeo is set to happen. When Colton ends up beating Dylan in the race, the town hears about what happened and is more encouraged to stop the rodeo than ever.

Tracy, though, is more interested in Colton and the rodeo because of the race. As Colton and Luke continue to build their friendship, Tracy works up the courage to break up with Dylan. She reminds him she’s going away to college soon, and they probably would break up anyway. Now, Tracy has full rein to spend time with Colton. However, will the fight over the rodeo at the city council break Colton and Tracy apart or bring them closer together?

ROPED has a strong moral worldview where the rodeo cowboys overcome the Romantic, politically correct, progressive, environmentalist worldview of the townspeople led by Tracy’s vegetarian father. The cowboys show the closed-minded progressives how the cowboys actually take care of and love the rodeo animals. The movie also extols family and thankfulness.

That said, ROPED is a lackluster romantic drama that doesn’t evoke any emotion in the audience other than making viewers want to watch something else. The plot moves so quickly that viewers really don’t care much about the characters. The movie doesn’t give viewers a good reason to want the young lovers to be together. In addition, their romance has no chance of lasting because Tracy is going to college while Colton travels with the rodeo. ROPED also features some gratuitous foul language. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.

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