We all have our favorite coming of age movie, one that focuses around the trials that we go through as kids and shape us into the adults we are today. If its the first crush, problems at school or family issues – it’s something we can all relate to from our own lives and growing up. In the new release from Random Media, Lucky U Ranch we get a new coming of age story set in the 1950’s to a young boy who doesn’t seem to have anything going for him.
Lucky U Ranch is a mobile home park where Junior live with his mother. Relentlessly bullied, a tad over weight, an eleven year old boy without any friends or a father in his live – he doesn’t think things are going to get better. Junior’s mother is at a loss of what to do for her son, when life starts to improve for him. New neighbors move in next door, with a girl about the same age – Melissa. While there are problems in Junior’s life, he’s able to see that others have problems as well. Melissa seems to balance Junior and they help each other out where the other is lacking.
The movie is a cute coming of age film, and is one that everyone can relate to. It does highlight the cruelty and severity of bullying that still plagues children today and the importance of a strong friendship through it all. From the concerns of a parent, a friendly neighbor and the choices we all have to make Lucky U Ranch is must see movie for families with young teens.
You can find out more information about Lucky U Ranch on their website. Lucky U Ranch is being released on iTunes, Amazon, X-Box, VUDU and FandangoNOW. We have partnered with Random Media to give three of our readers a copy of the movie on DVD. Read how you can win one below!
Lucky U Ranch Trailer:
Lucky U Ranch Official Trailer from Random Media on Vimeo.
About Lucky U Ranch:
It’s 1953 and Junior McCaully, going on twelve, is ready to call it quits. Chubby, he’s bullied at school, stinks at baseball and stuck at the Lucky U Ranch, a bluecollar trailer court in the Arizona desert. His hard working, single mom knows something’s amiss, but feels powerless.
She has her own issues to deal with including a proposal of marriage from her much older boss…not the love of her life, but an escape from the Lucky U, and worth considering for Junior’s sake. She’s not divorced from her mysterious husband, whom we know nothing about except he was in the war, until his sudden appearance. Junior’s rich fantasy life doesn’t prepare him for the arrival of Melissa, a tad older and a beautiful dancer, who’s also great at baseball. And she’s from Hollywood! Okay, North Hollywood.
The two bond, and Melissa makes a ball player out of Junior while imparting valuable life skills. But Junior soon sees Melissa’s life isn’t so perfect either, with two alcoholic parents. At school the next day, Junior hits a home run. After school, he rushes home to tell Melissa, but when he returns to the trailer park, he finds she and her family have moved on. Melissa saves Junior, but no one can save her.
How Can You Win?
Enter to win with the form below. What is your favorite coming of age film? Who would you watch Lucky U Ranch with if you win? If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form below!
Stand By Me was a great coming of age film. I would watch this movie with my kids. Looks good.
I don’t have a favorite. I would watch with my mom and grandma.
I don’t have a favorite. I’d watch with my husband.
It is a good movie about that tender time in life where you’re in between child and teen. It feels more relatable than idealized movies. Thanks for the review.