Natalie Canton's world is turned upside down when she loses her mother to cancer on Valentine's Day. Now the heartbroken 15-year-old feels that all she has left of her beloved mother is a fragile white rose, her only symbol of hope. As a much-needed distraction, Natalie's father sends her to Nevada to spend Christmas on her aunt's ranch. On the first day, the rose falls from her coat pocket undetected and into the riding corral, where a pure white horse appears in its place the next day. Natalie names the horse Rose, and as she learns to care for her, she slowly begins to heal.
Natalie's Rose is a simple, metaphorical story of comfort and assurance. This heartwarming family film teaches many truths about life while letting viewers learn, along with Natalie, that death is part of life, but love is eternal.
Writer: Heather Rezin-McKellops, Paul McKellips
Director: Paul McKellips
Producer: Oregon Pacific Pictures
Runtime: 94 min.
We all have a hard time dealing with a loss of a loved one. Natalie is devastated when she loses her mother. Now she is going to the place that always put her mother at ease, Red Rock Ranch. There she finds a way to deal with the death and move on with her life without forgetting the memory of her mom. But Natalie is not the only one who has to confront her feelings.
Morgan, a childhood friend and ranch hand, also has to come to some realizations of his own regarding Natalie's mom. Together they discover the white stallion that helps them overcome their grief and move on.
We happily award the Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages 12 and over to this film.
Language: OG- 2; Jeez-3; Idiot-1; Dang gum it-1
Nudity: Shirtless man.
Other: Death of a parent; lost love.