This movie was well written, had great actors and actresses in it. Considering it's age, and initial clip I watched, I wasn't sure if it'd be something an adult would want to watch. I love movies that ideally have horses, country-like atmosphere and especially rodeo themed ones. So I decided to give it a try and so glad I did. Most of these older films can be a little sluggish, or the trailer is the ONLY part of the movie that grabs your attention. But Rodeo and Juliet is perfectly unique in that from start to finish, you'll be introduced to many great actors, beautiful scenes, gorgeous horses, but most of all a story line that isn't just sappy sweet or drags on until you have to grab the remote and find a new movie. Even the ending I felt was nicely done. It didn't leave me hanging or wishing I hadn't watched it, OR I felt "I" could've written a better ending than that.
A great FAMILY film; with one exception.... I don't typically like movies to outwardly dwell on the ONLY bad part of the movie, whether it be cheating, lying, child abuse etc. The only BAD part was Juliet keeping a secret from her Mom about training and who was training her. The movie had a couple/three (or more) scenes where it was brought up and/or discussed, which MOST kids and or people won't even see. As a Mother myself, I do catch these things and NO it's not a huge thing, it's just the ONLY flaw I saw in the whole movie. Even the kissing, romantic scenes, were done extremely well. Maybe another issue may be the western/county style appropriate clothing worn for horseback riding lessons when Juliet first started training / riding. And when she went to the barn dance ?? Ok....NY style maybe, but seriously her outfit should have been a little less "revealing"..... But, my opinion. Just saying my version of my thought on the movie.
Great flick all in all. I would recommend to anyone, all ages. Well maybe not toddlers........ya know what I mean. I may even watch this one again. :)