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Parents' Guide to

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Girl-and-her-horse story with some peril might inspire kids.

Movie G 1991 88 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 7+

A Timeless Classic

This is based on a true story and is a timeless classic. I personally think it should be watched with a parent to answer questions and explain context of things. Provides unique life perspectives and the ability to overcome any obstacle life places before you.
age 8+

Wonderful movie with great role models!

This movie is our personal family favorite! It is the sweetest movie with the greatest messages about not giving up or quitting. There is some romance, but nothing inappropriate for younger kids as it is very mild and sweet. It also has some great educational value about the Great Depression. Totally recommend this incredible movie!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Despite the formulaic story, this film stands out from the pack through its evocation of the Depression era and through its representation of traveling carnival life through those difficult times.

Though characters essentially stick to archetypes of the "comeback kid" form, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken does take some unanticipated twists in the storyline, and for those in the family who love horses, this film should prove to be an enjoyable and inspiring experience.

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