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Emma's Chance (2016)

PG | | Drama, Family, Sport | 5 July 2016 (USA)
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While fulfilling her community service hours at a horse rescue ranch, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused show horse who won't let anyone ride him. Gaining new skills and confidence,... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greer Grammer ... Emma Bailey
Joey Lawrence ... Kevin Chambers
Missi Pyle ... Susan Peirce
Christina Robinson ... Lexi Smith
Jennifer Taylor ... Miranda Bailey
Shanna Strong ... Catherine Conner
Ryan McCartan ... Jacob Murphy
Lia Marie Johnson ... Meg Bowler
Amber Frank ... Kate Rogers (as Amber Montana)
Anthony Crivello ... Wade Thompson
Lindsay Lamb ... Anne Thompson
Norma Michaels ... Grandma Bailey
Tracy Nelson ... Principal Matheson
Kate Rachesky ... Nicki Guenther
Taylor Boldt ... Dylan McCormick
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While fulfilling her community service hours at a horse rescue ranch, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused show horse who won't let anyone ride him. Gaining new skills and confidence, Emma hatches a plan to redeem herself and ultimately save the ranch she's grown to love. Written by Anna Elizabeth James

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In rescuing I was rescued

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Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una oportunidad para Emma See more »

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Greer Grammer who plays Emma, is the daughter of Kelsey Grammar who plays Frasier Crane in the long running tv show Frasier. See more »

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Warm-Hearted Flick That the Whole Family Can Enjoy
8 July 2016 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Yes, the movie is sugary sweet and predictable as heck, yet it's a film, in my opinion, that anyone in the family can enjoy. Wow! no explicit language, sex scenes, or violence in a movie these days. What is this world coming to?

The premise revolves around a teenage girl, Emma Bailey (Greer Grammar), who has fallen under the bad influence of some friends, and has been given community service at the Red Bucket Equine Reserve, in Southern California (an actual reserve which has rescued and rehabilitated over 300 horses to date).

Emma will grow to love the place and will form a special bond with the beautiful but temperamental horse Chance (a horse that was actually rescued at Red Bucket). However, the ranch is under constant financial stress and now things are getting quite dire. Thus, Emma and many others will do all they can to save it from being sold.

Grammar is solid in the lead role here, and Missi Pyle, Joey Lawrence, Christina Robinson, Jennifer Taylor, and Shanna Strong add well to the mix. The movie is written and directed by Anna Elizabeth James.

Overall, if you're looking for an action flick or a deep drama this is not it, but it's simply a feel-good light tale that anyone of any age might enjoy.


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