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When Katy Laughlin (Alison Lohman), discovers a wild mustang near her family's Wyoming ranch house, the headstrong teenager sets out to tame the high-spirited filly -- against the wishes of her father (Tim McGraw). Based on a novel by Mary O'Hara, this Wild West coming-of-age story will gallop away with the hearts of horse lovers, both young and old.

Violence B+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language.

Talk to your kids about…


One of the characters in the film talks about having selective memory. What does that mean? Why do we remember different things about the past? Why are some experiences more memorable to one person than another?

How do the members of this family support one another during challenging times? What good behaviors do they model? What kind of relationship is depicted between Katy and her brother Howard?

Author Mary O’Hara lived in Wyoming for nearly 25 years and wrote two other books about the range country. Thunderhead was published in 1943 and Green Grass of Wyoming in 1946. Both of these books were also made into motion pictures in the 1940s.

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