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  • PG
  • 1h 35m
  • 2006
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A 14-year-old girl befriends a wild filly and tries to rescue the horse from a rodeo entrepreneur.
© 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: The rebellious protagonist will rally girls and children, but adults may find Flicka saddled with thin characters, over-the-top dialogue, and a plot that wanders into the countryside and never comes back.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Book-based movie has some innuendo, violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Flicka is a 2006 drama inspired by the classic book My Friend Flicka. While it's for the most part a wholesome family movie with heart that's guaranteed to appeal to horse-loving kids, there are some scenes of questionable content for younger kids. Some of the violence might be too much: A mountain lion attacks Flicka, causing grave injury, and subsequent scenes feature a passionate debate as to whether they should "put down" Flicka to spare her further pain and suffering from her injuries, or try to nurse her back to health. This mountain lion also tries to attack the lead character, but Flicka protects her. While trying to train Flicka, the lead character is thrown off the horse and Flicka kicks her with her front legs, causing the lead character, Katy, to sustain injuries on her back. Very brief nudity (part of the side of a breast) is shown when Katy tends to her wounds while in the bathtub. Some sexual innuendo is made: An older teen cowboy asks his friend, "You gonna put your brand on that little schoolgirl this summer?" Before racing home on their horses, a husband says to his wife, "Last one back gets naked first." Passionate kissing is seen between an older teen boyfriend and girlfriend. Although Katy's rebellious nature is at the core of the story, there are consequences to her actions, and her family comes together at the end and learns to communicate in a respectful way. The movie has infrequent mild profanity -- "ass," "damn," "hell" -- and some drinking and smoking in a bar scene.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Family
  • Release Date:October 20, 2006
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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