Boathouse Detectives

DVD Release: March 15, 2011
Boathouse Detectives


When seven-year-old Anna McKenzie learns that her wicked stepmother plans to send her little dog, Toby, to the pound and her off to boarding school, she does the unexpected. Desperate to contact her Grandma, she writes a letter, ties it to a helium-filled birthday balloon, then sets it free from a third story attic window. Soon the balloon, with the letter still attached, falls gradually from the sky and is discovered floating in a pond by ten-year-old Gage Williams. Alarmed by the message, Gage summons his friends to their floating clubhouse. With only a handful of clues the young detectives set out on the adventure of their lives hoping to find Anna and reunite her with her Grandma.

Dove Review

Do you remember the young kids that played detectives when you were a kid? Well, here is a charming movie that the entire family will enjoy. Filled with humor and some slapstick shenanigans, the cute group of intelligent young detectives wants to unite a grandmother with her granddaughter and their only clue is the note tied to the balloon. But when the group get discouraged there is always someone or something that shows them it is worth the challenge to keep going.

Gage and his friends are entertaining and this is a wholesome family film. This is one that everyone, young and old alike, will tell their friends about. So gather the family, get the popcorn and have a great family movie night. We are proud to award “Boathouse Detectives” with the Dove family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: A couple kisses.
Language: None
Violence: Slapstick violence with a paint ball gun; man teases dogs in pound; a couple tries to steal an inheritance from a young girl.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Discussion about loss of parents and being in foster care; mean stepmother; lawyer creates fraudulent papers.


Company: MTI Home Video
Director: Eric Hendershot
Producer: Arizonia Taylor
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 85 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe