“Cowgirls n’ Angels”; a weird combination, but it works.


Hannah Chelton, Reporter

The movie “Cowgirls n’ Angels”was released is 2012. The movie is about a 12-year-old girl named Ida Clayton who lives with her single mother. She works a lot, and is not home a bunch, which means that Ida is left home alone for most of the day. During the summer Ida keeps herself busy by going to watch rodeos but does not tell her mom about it due to the reason that she disapproves of them. This is mostly because Ida’s father is a cowboy and competes in the rodeos, but unfortunately, they parted ways before Ida was born, and her mom has had nothing to do with rodeos ever since.

After Ida had been to a few rodeos she was given the opportunity to travel all over America with The Sweethearts of the Rodeo, a group of young women that are trick riders who perform at rodeos. Ida takes the opportunity and runs with it thinking that she could potentially find her father. Then reality kicks in, and she realizes that her mother would never let her be part of a rodeo group. As the movie goes on Ida lies her way through some situations, but as an end result it might have paid off.

Overall the movie was enjoyable to watch. I do recommenced it to others that are looking for a movie to watch with the whole family. This is because it is a movie that is so relatable to daily life that it does not seem that the people are acting. I believe that it should be for children 10 and older because there is a scene where alcohol is present and insults to others are made. I would rate this movie a 4 out of 5 stars.