Popular in our house over the years has been family-friendly horse themed movies and television series. Our girls just can’t seem to get enough of them.
During a recent family camping trip our eleven year old granddaughter rode a horse for the first time. She is now hooked! A love she shares with our nineteen year old daughter who has been riding since she was seven years old. I look forward to the two of them getting out and spending some time together on the trails. It’s always such a fun adventure.
The girls were pretty happy when I received the movie Destined To Ride to review here on my blog in-time for our recent family movie night.
Lily’s life is turned upside down when she is forced to leave her friends to spend the summer on a remote ranch with her nature-loving aunt. Convinced her social life is over, she is surprised to meet an unlikely group of friends and embarks on an adventure of a lifetime. When her aunt is threatened by unfriendly neighbors, Lily knows it is up to her and Pistachio, the horse she has discovered and developed an unbreakable bond with, to save the ranch and to find her destiny along the way. Starring I Can Only Imagine’s Madeline Carroll, Denise Richards and Joey Lawrence.
Directed by Anna Elizabeth James from a story by Anna Elizabeth James and Tyler W. Konney and a screenplay by Anna Elizabeth James and Brennan Elizabeth Peters, DESTINED TO RIDE was produced by Tyler W. Konney; and executive produced by Madeline Carroll and Barbara Greaves.
Destined To Ride was a great choice for our movie night. The movie is family-friendly, features a solid story-line that includes some important life lessons and several laugh out loud moments. Even though I found Joey Lawrence as the dad a hard age reality to swallow, I found the entire cast enjoyable. Madeline Carroll really shines in the staring role and I hope we’ll be seeing much more from her in future films. The movie is not perfect and at times predictiable, but overall a great find for a family that enjoys this genre, like we do.
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