Moosie (1999)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Adventure  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A long weekend in the mountains with his family affords a workaholic father and husband the opportunity to reassess his values in the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Sheri Kaz. Despite begrudgingly agreeing to accompany his wife Laura and young daughter Carla on a weekend trip to the mountains to visit Laura's parents Will and Ruby, John's mind remains firmly planted back in the workplace. As grandfather Will bonds with young Carla by introducing her to Moosie the family mule and surprising her with a newborn kitten, perceptive Ruby notices the cracks forming in her daughter's marriage and implores John to focus more on his family and less on his job. When the kitten escapes and Will sets out on Moosie to track down the fragile feline, the vacation quickly takes a tragic turn as a storm rolls in and both Will and Carla lie injured and helpless in the wilderness. Terrified at the prospect of his daughter falling into harm's way and frustrated at his inability to rescue her in her time of need, John resolves to spend more time with his family as Will bandages his leg and battles the elements to reach young Carla before it's too late.



mountains, wilderness, family, grandparent, mule, workaholic, father