What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that despite a few corny lines, this is a wholesome family movie with heart that's guaranteed to appeal to horse-loving kids. Although Katy's rebellious nature is at the core of the story (which is based on the classic kids' novel My Friend Flicka), there are consequences to her actions, and her family comes together at the end and learns to communicate in a respectful way. There are refreshingly few references to sex (it is an animal movie, after all), and few instances of crude or cringe-worthy behavior.
- Families can talk about the best way to communicate. Is it better to get things out in the open instead of letting them fester? Why?
- Why is it important to see other people for who they truly are, ratherthan what you want them to be. Also, should Katy have adopted the wildhorse against her father's wishes?
- How could she have handled herrebellious nature in a more respectful manner?
- Why was it so importantfor her father to try to save the ranch?