- MPAA Rating:
- Not Rated
- 97 mins
- Peter Strauss, Jean Smart, Will Horneff
- Ron Hardy
- Edwin Self
Content at a Glance
hunting scenes, dogs chases bear; bear kills dog; man bit by rattle snake, young boy shoots a deer; boy cuts heart and liver out of deer.
a man smokes, a man smokes a pipe; men drink moonshine.
man is shirtless.
young man dies; man tampers with a neighbor’s wagon; death of a pet; boy shows disrespect for mother.
Twelve-year-old Jody has always longed for a pet, but his small family has never been able to afford one. Everything changes when an orphaned fawn finds its way into their lives, and the boy learns about the poser of love and the meaning of becoming a man.
Life is not always easy for a young boy growing up and having to face realities of life. This is an adventurous film about Jody as he learns that life can be unfair. It is also about the harsh times that surround him and his family. On their little family farm, they are confronted with the dangers of a bear that attacks their animals, a rattle snake that bites his father and the nature of the weather that destroys their crops. In this learning process he comes face to face with the pains of growing up.
Here is a movie that is filled with the stressful times of another era for the family. But I must warn that some scenes will be scary for younger children. With that being said, we approve this film with our Dove “Family-Approved 12+ Seal.
For Ages 12 And Over© The Dove Foundation – All Rights Reserved.