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While volunteering at a horse rescue, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused horse that won’t let anyone else ride him. Gaining new skills and confidence, Emma hatches a plan to redeem herself and ultimately save the ranch she’s grown to love.
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Common Sense Says
Sincere, tween-friendly tale of teen girl and horse.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Emma's Chance is a wholesome story about facing up to consequences, fulfilling responsibilities, and finding purpose in the process. Principal events were filmed on the actual Red Bucket Equine Rescue facility in California, the nonprofit horse ranch portrayed in the story. So while the story of Emma and "Chance," a gallant stallion, is fictional, the horses photographed are the real residents of Red Bucket, and the character of Susan Peirce, played by an actress, is the real-life founder of the operation, fondly known as "the land the horses own." High school pranks, along with some of the "mean girl" perpetrators of those pranks, set the story in motion. The heroine, an all-around good kid, gets momentarily led astray. Other than that, there's nothing to worry about for tweens and teens. There may be no surprises in what is essentially a conventional film, but it's family-friendly, with lots of horses filmed in beautiful surroundings.
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- Genre:Family, Drama
- Release Date:June 7, 2016
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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