Limited Theatrical Release – Someone is dognapping the canine citizens of Chem City, Texas! Two pre-teen girls overcome danger and conspiracies as they set out to solve the crime and administer justice with the help of a magical bracelet. As the girls battle the Mob, a punk gang and a crooked cop they learn something about friendship, courage and the importance of hanging with the right crowd. The movie also includes a message for today’s youth based on an important lesson in history.
This film is geared especially toward pre-teens and teenagers, particularly girls 8 to 13, as the two leads, Helen and Marie, attempt to rescue their dognapped mutts, and to thwart the efforts of the mafia and some unlikely and inept enemies.
The magic bracelet is to be used for good and although young eleven-year old Helen desires revenge, she learns some life lessons as she undergoes some difficult paths which aid in her blossoming maturity.
There are some moments of kid violence (one character bites someone’s leg and another character is thrown, again by a kid, in the lake) but for the most part this is a fantasy-type movie and silly rather than threatening. Kids will most likely enjoy it and, although older members of the family-and possibly the very young members, may find it to be slow paced, kids six and above will no doubt enjoy it. To its credit, the language is wholesome in this film.