Painted Horses (2017)

DVD Release: January 10, 2017
Painted Horses (2017)


Ms. Hoog is destined to be a loser like the many generations in her family that preceded her, but the legacy will end with her, because by strength of character and sheer determination she is going to forge a new path and a new destiny for her and her son.

Dove Review

Ms. Pam Hoog is a history teacher who is starting a new job with a class of kids that disrespects her as well as each other. Not only does she have problems trying to get the kids to want to learn about history, she’s dealing with a most serious personal issue of her own—her son needing surgery—so she has to find a way to solve both situations.

How does she do it? By getting her students interested in hunting for a treasure with a long history in the area. In doing so, the teens find out things about themselves, and Ms. Hoog finds out that most of her students are not so different from her: they all have personal problems to deal with just as she does. The kids learn during the course of this hunt to work as a team while they learn about history with great interest.

This is a story about encouraging others and seeing people for what is in the inside, not just seeing what’s on the outside. We are proud to award the Dove Family-Approved Seal for ages 12-plus to this movie.

Content Description

Sex: Boy tries to kiss a girl; comment about woman having child-bearing hips.
Language: H-1; OG.
Violence: Comment about boy being in "juvy" and killing his foster parents; one boy starts a fight with another and threatens him with a knife, but is stopped; car gets keyed; rock thrown through window and a sack on fire onto teacher's porch; air is let out of a car tire.
Drugs: A boy comments that if he goes home he gets “drunk beat” by father; boy is stopped by police for loitering and is drunk, but teacher takes him in from police and sobers him up; young child is in hospital.
Nudity: Boy gets up in class, followed by the sound of him unzipping his pants to urinate in classroom but is told to zip up and stop—nothing seen onscreen; girl's midriff.
Other: Being disrespectful to others; girl lying to others; trying to get teacher fired; teacher hides true identity.


Company: Nandar Entertainment
Writer: Mark Cramer
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 89 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe