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Parents' Guide to

Of Girls and Horses

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Subtitled lesbian coming-of-age film has sex, drinking.

Movie NR 2014 82 minutes
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OF GIRLS AND HORSES is a visual ode to the German countryside. The film lingers on small, subtle moments such as horses grazing in a field or Alex's face as she struggles with unhappiness. It's beautiful and engrossing. The film also does a lovely job of portraying lesbian relationships with no judgment and little fuss. The characters' choice of partners isn't an issue. Instead, the focus is on the small nuances that make up a relationship or the quiet beginnings of love. And Ceci Schmitz-Chuh does an impressive job showing her inner turmoil with little dialogue.

Unfortunately, there's simply not enough meat to make this a truly great film. It feels like a short film that was stretched to a full-length feature. Too much time, in fact, is spent panning the landscape or watching the daily routine in the horse barn. It needs a bit more depth to keep the viewer engaged for the entire film. With that being said, it's still a beautiful film that mature teens and adults will enjoy.

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