Parents' Guide to

Second Chances

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Tearjerker about a brave girl and the horse she loves.

Movie G 2010 107 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

A Real Tear Puller

From the point of view of a girl aged 7-9, who loves horses, I don't think there 's any doubt that this is a 5 star movie. Older viewers may find some faults, but I would be surprised if young girls do not adore it. As one 9 year Amazon reviewer put it, "second chances is a gggggrrrrreat mmmovviieee and a real tearpuller." Young viewers will probably not notice that Ginger, the female horse, acquires a penis now and then. Or, if they do notice, they probably won't care.

Is It Any Good?

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For lovers of all-things equine (especially kids), SECOND CHANCES is a heartwarming comeback kid film. The acting is above average for children's movies (and there's even a cameo from legendary character actor Charles Napier), and there's enough excitement and drama both on and off the stable to keep the entire family engaged.

For younger or less mature viewers, the themes of death and loss may be too much to handle, and while the story itself ends predictably enough (although it does take some unanticipated twists here and there), Second Chances should prove entertaining and inspiring fare for those who love horses and rodeos.

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