Thursday, April 13, 2017


** A Geek Daddy received the featured product for FREE to review **
For all those families that have young girls that love horses as much as my daughter does, you'll want to share A COWGIRL'S STORY with them.  We had a chance to watch this flick before its April 18th release on DVD and Digital Download so I can assure you it is family friendly selection for a movie night at home.  It is rated PG based upon thematic elements involving the Afghanistan war with the film's plot including the father of one of the characters being killed in combat and another one's mother missing in action.  The movie doesn't show battle sequences though and primarily is a feel good movie about the soldiers' children who are left behind at home while their parents are off confronting dangerous situations.  A COWGIRL'S STORY promotes messages of inclusion and patriotism through a generally lighthearted story.

A COWGIRL'S STORY follows Dusty Rhodes (played by Bailee Madison / Just Go With It) who moves from her rural home to live with her grandfather (played by iconic singer Pat Boone) in a suburban community while her parents are serving in Afghanistan.  At her new high school, Dusty makes friends with a group of kids that aren't used to her country lifestyle; including Savanah (Chloe Lukasiak / Center Stage: On Pointe) whose own father was recently killed serving in the Army.  You may take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl as Dusty brings a new sense of style and spirit to the community.  Sharing her love of horses, Dusty convinces her new friends to join her in forming an equestrian drill team that allows them to perform at rodeos and parades.

Just as Dusty is becoming comfortable with her new home, she receives news that turns the world upside down.  Her mother's helicopter has been shot down and she is missing in action.  To keep from being overwhelmed by fear and helplessness, Dusty with the help of her grandfather puts together a very special riding performance by the new high school equestrian team in honor of her parents and all the American soldiers fighting overseas.  Patriotic spirit envelopes the entire town which comes out to support the performance making it an unforgettable event for both the riders and their audience.

A COWGIRL'S STORY will be available on DVD at Amazon and Target among other retailers across the United States and Canada as well as on major online platforms like iTunes as a digital download beginning April 18, 2017.  The movie is about an hour and a half long.  To be honest the story is a bit cheesy but this movie will put a smile on your face and the horse scenes were especially entertaining and captured my kids attention.  So A COWGIRL'S STORY gets A GEEK DADDY nod of approval for being a nice selection for a family movie night.

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