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A Brony Tale

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Cheery docu dispels stereotypes of male My Little Pony fans.

Movie NR 2014 79 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+
Well made documentary that's more about Ashleigh Ball than the fandom... which is fine, because she's a fun subject.
age 12+


I'm not a Brony but I have friends who are bronies. I recommend This document to all people like me - non-bronies Brony with friends.

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Great messages
Great role models

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Prejudgments are dispelled as a colorful coalition of adults sings the praises of the ponies' moral values and meaningful stories. What becomes increasingly clear as the film unfolds is that Bronies find friendship, a sense of belonging, and a sense of purpose as they interact with their fellow fans. Particularly inspiring is the story of one young man, an artist before he left for military service in the Middle East, who came back shattered from his experience. He credits his Brony-dom with helping him to draw again, with finding solace and a new direction in a life that was faltering. Brent Hodge does a fine job of putting it all together, keeping it lively, and showing how what might initially be considered a frivolous occupation brings its devotees into an enriching community, similar to that which has been provided by churches and social organizations throughout history.

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