Parents' Guide to

Cowgirls 'n Angels

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Feisty star propels wholesome rodeo adventure for kids.

Movie PG 2012 92 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

contemporary classic

really good film and really good repeat viewing via dvd

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Although her Southern accent is spotty, Madison is charming enough to carry this family drama with the help of supporting characters like Cromwell and Witt. Played by a different child performer, Ida could easily have been intolerable, but in Madison's hands, she's the kind of underdog you can't help but root for, even when she's being a supremely misguided pest. There's something about how plucky (and, yes, a teensy bit devious) Ida is to find her father that will endear her to younger audiences.

The Sweethearts subplot offers tween girls the benefit of a romantic storyline between Kansas (Friday Night Lights alum Dora Madison Burge) and a handsome cowboy (Twilight vampire Jackson Rathbone) who becomes smitten with the rodeo gal. Their slightly forbidden love story isn't dazzling high drama, but there's just enough to hook in the 11-13 set. While sentimental movies can be a hard sell for some parents, COWGIRLS 'N ANGELS at least boasts good performances and a tender message for both parents and kids.

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