Set amidst spectacular mountain vistas, this inspiring, coming-of-age story features an all-star cast, including country music star Tim McGraw, Maria Bello and Alison Lohman. All headstrong 16-year-old Katy McLaughlin (Lohman) longs for is to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch - yet her father (McGraw) insists she finish boarding school.
So when Katy finds a mustang in the hills, she sets out to tame the horse and prove she can one day take over the struggling ranch. But when tragedy strikes, it will take all the love and strength the family can muster to restore hope in this sweeping, heart-warming epic the whole family will love.
Having watched the previous DVD trilogy based on Mary O'Hara's My Friend Flicka books, and finding them somewhat lacking in comparison to the books, I was rather hesitant about checking this movie out, wondering if it too would end up being a disappointment. Already knowing there was at least one big difference between Flicka and the book (the main character being Rob McLaughlin's DAUGHTER, Katy, this time round, instead of his SON Ken), I started to watch it with lower expectations than what I'd had when I'd watched the trilogy. Very quickly I realised that this was a FAR better movie, and found myself thoroughly emersed in it, enjoying it immensely. With a good solid cast... Tim McGraw (one of my favourite country music singers!!) as Rob McLaughlin, Maria Bello (who I'd previously seen in Coyote Ugly and enjoyed her performance then as well) as Katy's mother, Nell McLaughlin, and featuring the talented Alison Lohman as Katy; fantastic scenery (with a fair portion of it shot in beautiful Wyoming); and an enjoyable soundtrack, Flicka is a great movie for any horse lover, and definitely a must if you're a Tim McGraw fan as well, especially with his live performance of My Little Girl included in the special features part of the DVD.
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