Magda Apanowicz gives a wonderful performance as high school senior Brooke Preston, a seventeen-year-old competitor in the rodeo who works hard mainly to please her father, Joe (Stephen Collins). Joe doesn’t compete anymore due to an old injury and he lives vicariously through his daughter without realizing it. He doesn’t see that her dreams are different and she longs to go to college. Joe hits on some hard times and owes practically everyone money. Brooke seems to be his last hope and if she wins big in the competitions, the family’s financial difficulties may be over. Yet Brooke’s mother wants Joe to stand on his own two feet.
Brooke meets a young man she likes, Caden (Brett Dier), but her training leaves little time for social activities. Joe comes across an old acquaintance who could be a help to him, but Joe bears a grudge that he is not yet willing to let go of. This is a good story with some nice family moments and realistic dramatic situations. It is a nicely made film, with beautiful scenery of the mountains and ranch. There is nothing overly intense in the film, and no strong language at all. We happily award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal and this movie is suitable for all ages. The Hallmark Channel has done it again! Every second counts and your time will be well spent in watching this fantastic film!