The Bracelet of Bordeaux

Theatrical Release: May 18, 2009
DVD Release: July 14, 2009
The Bracelet of Bordeaux


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.

Dove Review

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.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Kid hit with ice cream pitches; a character's leg is bitten; a kid is thrown into the lake; girl uses bracelet and becomes a cowgirl and shoots bullets at a man's feet; one adult does carry a gun but does not threaten the kids; a kid is thrown over a sofa a few times but is done in a comical fashion; a man threatens to put a dog in a fire and make it a "hot dog."
Drugs: Smoking
Nudity: Young girls are cheerleaders--bare midriff.
Other: One girl does a Hitler salute in ingnorance but she is corrected by her grandmother; dogs are dognapped and a sofa is stolen but all is recovered; gross humor such as flatulence; a kid is mocked for his stuttering; the bracelet has powers which are not elaborated on but it is to be used only for good.


Company: Monterey Media
Writer: Frank Eakin
Director: Casey Kelly
Producer: Frank Eakin
Genre: Children
Runtime: 103 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter