Father and child sit together smiling while looking at a smart phone.

Want more recommendations for your family?

Sign up for our weekly newsletter for entertainment inspiration

Parents' Guide to

Horse Girl

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Young woman battles mental illness; sex/nudity, language.

Movie R 2020 104 minutes
Horse Girl Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say Not yet rated
Kids say (2 ):

Along with director Jeff Baena, Alison Brie has written a complicated, tragic heroine deserving of compassion; her performance is the best thing about this heartfelt exploration of mental illness. As unbalanced as she is, the filmmakers build strong rooting interest for Sarah as she tries to navigate reality against impossible odds. Horse Girl is an offbeat movie, intensely focused on the protagonist's descent, but giving supporting players some nice moments to play as well. And, with its supernatural story elements, the final sequence is just enigmatic enough to keep viewers wondering in spite of themselves. An entrant at the 2020 Sundance Festival, the film is well-made and impactful, though not a movie everyone will like.

Movie Details

  • On DVD or streaming: February 7, 2020
  • Cast: Alison Brie , Molly Shannon , John Reynolds
  • Director: Jeff Baena
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Netflix
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 104 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: language and some sexuality, graphic nudity and drug use
  • Last updated: February 18, 2023

Inclusion information powered by

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate