Family Friendly Film - Flicka 2

While at Mom 2.0 I had the chance to see a bit of the new movie, Flicka 2 - which will be released May 4th. Directed by Michael Damian (yes - that Micheal…aka Danny from The Young and The Restless) produced it and he and his wife, Janeen, are out promoting it with influencial people such as myself.

I AM TOO influential!

I think my 8-year-old and 4-year-old will like it. (Jackson will be mortified to learn that they don’t have internet connection at the ranch….gasp!) Shot in Vancouver, the backdrop is beautiful and I’m looking forward to seeing one of my favorite comedians, Patrick Warburton, play a somewhat serious role. Michael and Janeen promise that the movie is very family friendly - no swearing etc….a rarity these days.

Here’s the gist….

When her grandmother is diagnosed with dementia, skateboarder Carrie McLaughlin (Tammin Sursok) is forced to leave the pavement of the big city behind to go live with her estranged father Hank (Patrick Warburton) on his horse ranch in Wyoming. With her skateboard tightly in hand, and no ramps or cement in sight, Carrie feels completely alone and is determined to make it back to the city. While putting in her time at the ranch, Carrie makes an unlikely friendship with a wild horse named Flicka who is just as unhappy and alone as Carrie. When Flicka is taken away and her life is in jeopardy, Carrie will stop at nothing to bring Flicka home safely where she belongs.

On a side-note….Michael and Janeen are just as sweet as can be. They are so excited about this movie. Janeen is a horse expert and was a champion rider so she knows a little bit about working with these animals. Michael is still a cutie-patootie…just as much so as when I watched the Young and the Restless when I was a teenager. When my friend Karen heard I was meeting “Danny” she asked if it was Danny Jr. or Sr. I haven’t watched “my programs” since college and so I thought he was Jr. Apparently - he is Sr. and he and I are a little older then I think. Whatever. He looks like a Jr. to me!

Fun fact….they used 8 different “Flickas” in the making of the film!

I know I’m setting myself up for a very long discussion with Annie about why I won’t buy her a horse. But I think we’ll see the movie anyway!



  1. 1
    Boutte Academy says:

    I can give you all the ammunition that you need for why not to buy a horse for Annie. Don't get me wrong - I love my "babies", but…..when she can pay for the darlings, she can fulfull her dream! I can't wait for it to come out - Maddie will love it!

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    Karen Murray says:

    You are setting the world on fire, my friend! Such a mover and shaker!!

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