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THE COWBOY AND THE MOVIE STAR (2023)

"Keeping the Dream Alive"

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What You Need To Know:

THE COWBOY AND THE MOVIE STAR is a romantic movie on UPtv. Actress Isabella Francis has been toiling for seven years as the comical sidekick on a sitcom. She gets her big break to do a movie about a female rancher. The offer comes with a catch. She must go to a Montana ranch to learn how to ride horses, rope and run a ranch. The ranch’s widowed owner, Hunter Johnson, has troubles of his own. He’s trying to save his family’s ranch from ruin. He hopes helping Isabella will open a new line of business. Will Hunter save his ranch? Will Isabella qualify for the new role?

THE COWBOY AND THE MOVIE STAR tells a charming, family-friendly story with some touching, heartfelt moments. The conflicts play out nicely, in a natural, unforced, enjoyable way. The movie has good writing, acting and directing. It has a strong moral worldview about helping other people, honoring family, working well with others,

enjoying life, and working hard. Finally, THE COWBOY AND THE MOVIE STAR has a strong Pro-American, pro-capitalist message about keeping the American Dream alive.

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview with some light Romantic elements stresses helping other people, honoring family, working well with others, enjoying life, and working hard, with a strong Pro-American, pro-capitalist message about keeping the American Dream alive

Foul Language:
No obscenities, just one inconsequential OMG profanity

Violence:
Light comical violence as young woman drops eggs while learning keep her balance when riding a horse, and romantic leads throw hay at one another as a lark

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
Three scenes with whiskey drinking, including one at a country dance bar where people are having beers and implied tequila

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

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Man lies when he says he doesn’t know much about country line dancing (he’s actually very good at it but hasn’t danced in a while because his beloved wife died several years ago).

More Detail:

THE COWBOY AND THE MOVIE STAR is a light romantic movie on UPtv about a TV actress who must go to a ranch in Montana to learn some skills in order to get her first movie role, in a western. THE COWBOY AND THE MOVIE STAR is a charming, heartfelt, family-friendly television movie with good writing, acting and directing and positive messages about helping other people, honoring family, working well with others, enjoying life, and working hard.

Actress Isabella Francis has been toiling for seven years as the comical sidekick on a sitcom. She gets her big break to do a movie, a western about a female rancher. The offer comes with a catch, however. She must go to a ranch in Montana to learn how to ride horses, rope and run a ranch.

The ranch’s widowed owner, Hunter Johnson, has troubles of his own. He’s trying to save his family’s ranch from ruin. He hopes helping out Isabella will open a new line of business for his ranch.

Will Hunter save his ranch? Will Isabella qualify for the new role?

The two leads in THE COWBOY AND THE MOVIE STAR, Mackenzie Porter and Toby Levin, do a good job making their characters seem like real people rather than caricatures. The scriptwriter, Alessandra Brooke, writes good scenes for them to interact and gives both of them nice character arcs. She also inserts some good scenes with the

supporting characters that help develop the plot. Director Jim Cliffe uses some nice editing and camera movements to tell this story. He only falters one time when he has Hunter’s face out of focus in a nice shot with Isabella where they’re sitting together talking.

THE COWBOY AND THE MOVIE STAR tells a charming, family-friendly story with some touching, heartfelt moments. The conflicts play out nicely, in a natural, unforced way that’s truly enjoyable. The movie has a strong moral worldview with positive messages about helping other people, honoring family, working well with others, enjoying life, and working hard. The subplot about saving the family ranch lends the movie a strong Pro-American, pro-capitalist message about keeping the American Dream alive. Isabella’s story about learning how to ride horses, rope and run a ranch for an important acting job adds to that free market message in THE COWBOY AND THE MOVIE STAR.

This new movie should not be confused with a 1998 movie starring Sean Young and Luke Perry.

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