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While fulfilling her community service hours at a horse rescue ranch, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused show horse who won't let anyone ride him. Gaining new skills and confidence, Emma hatches a plan to redeem herself and ultimately save the ranch she's grown to love.Written by
Anna Elizabeth James
Emma (Greer Grammar) gets in some teenage trouble and has to perform Community Service where her "crime" was committed: at the Red Bucket Rescue Equine Reserve. The Red Bucket Equine Reserve actually exists in California and has saved thousands of abused horses.
I watch a TV show called Heartland, a rescue horse farm in Canada, and it has been on since 2007 (and still going strong) and yes, I watch the re-runs also. So I am addicted and when I saw Emma's Chance I had to watch it.
The production is a little sappy at times, but can be watched by the whole family. Why there is a cautionary statement in the beginning that says it may not be suitable for small children is beyond me. There is no violence or anything threatening in here. (what if the small children are afraid of horses?) Hmmm
Emma learns more about horses and horse care than she ever imagined she would. Emma endears herself to a horse named Chance and she becomes only the 2nd person he lets ride him.
The script is somewhat sketchy, but it gets in what is needed. The acting is a little shaky in places, in the sense that it's "get in" and "get out." as quickly as possible. That is the main failing, but this can be overlooked and I did that. I was more interested in Emma's relationship with Chance an abused and temperamental horse that Red Bucket did actually help save. And here they could have spent more time and inserted a little more humor.
Over all a good family movie that promotes the Red Bucket Equine Reserve in a good way. At the end of the movie you will see the Red Bucket's accomplishments. Willow was the real name of the horse that was actually saved, but in the movie that horse was called Chance. See?
And, yes, Greer Grammar is a daughter of Kelsey Grammar. (You knew we would ask, right?) (5/10)
Violence: No. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: No.
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