From the pages of Mary O’Hara’s popular novel My Friend Flicka, the year’s most inspiring coming of age story, Flicka: Country Pride galloped on to Blu-ray and DVD May 1 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Directed by Michael Damian (Flicka 2, Marley & Me: The Puppy Years), Flicka: Country Pride stars country music superstar Clint Black (Flicka 2), Lisa Hartman Black (“Knots Landing”) and Kacey Rohl (“The Killing”) in a heartwarming adventure for the entire family.
When Toby (Black) takes on a job at a stable with Flicka in tow, the owner’s teenage daughter Kelly (Rohl), quickly bonds with the wild horse. A budding equestrian rider, she hopes to break Flicka for an upcoming competition, despite her mother’s (Hartman Black) disapproval. With the competition approaching, a rival trainer stealing business, and a growing fear they may be forced to sell the stable, Toby steps in to turn things around for Kelly and her mother.
Grammy Award® Winner Clint Black is one of country music’s superstars with over 20 million albums sold worldwide. Having written over 100+ songs including 23 #1 songs Clint is an active philanthropist overseeing numerous charities.
Not only is the story filled with good family values, but according to Director Michael Damian, working behind the scenes was just as rewarding. Damian commented, “Directing Flicka: Country Pride was a wonderful experience for me! Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black poured their hearts into the characters they played and brought genuine warmth and deep emotion to the film. My wife Janeen and I are blessed to have an incredible professional relationship, which is a rare and precious thing. So for us, it was wonderful to see a celebrity couple like Clint and Lisa working together with such love and respect. Their high regard for Christian values and dedication to their family is an inspiration. They are a true Hollywood success story.”
The Flicka: Country Pride Blu-ray and DVD has two behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film and a never-before-seen music video. Available at 4,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations nationwide and in Canada.
Last Friday night Ron, Summer and I had family movie night and watched Flicka: Country Pride. This is the third movie in the Flicka series and we hadn’t seen the first two, but that didn’t matter at all. Though the story was rather predictable, the acting was good and we enjoyed the movie. We all felt it would be best for girls ages 8-12 and especially those that like horses. The underlying themes of loss, perseverance, and friendship all ring loud and clear in this G-rated family film.
I have 2 copies of the Flicka: Country Pride DVD to give away! The giveaway is open to US residents only and will end at 12:01am on 6-20-12. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize via email.