Emily is 11 years old and she had a pet bear that she released into the Great Bear Rain Forest. Poachers had wounded the bear cub and the family nursed her back to health. She misses her bear a lot and she overhears her 16-year-old sister Melissa planning to go to the forest to take pictures of the logging company work. She is going with her high school friend Daniel and they believe the logging company is not following the established guidelines for clear cutting. Emily meets John Ours and he helps her find her way to the forest. Right away Emily encounters a bear that she thinks is her bear but this is a different bear. Emily uses her whistle to make the bear leave logging camp. Melissa warns Emily that it was dangerous to work with a different bear that she doesn’t know. Emily accidentally falls into the creek, Melissa follows her in a raft but it overturns. Their community will need to launch a search before darkness sets in.
This is a good family film. The scenery in the forest is very beautiful and the scenes of Emily with her bear and the other bear are interesting. The parents are very worried about Emily and also worried that she is with a bear since they are not sure it is her bear? 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
96 min, Adventure directed by Paul Ziller with Kaitlyn Burke, Michael Ontkean, Helen Shaver, Kimberley Warnat, Gordon Tootoosis, Eric Johnson, Kristian Ayre.
Note: Imdb 5.6 out of 10, 30% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 3.7* out of 5* with 207 reviews.
Special Note: This movie was filmed in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. A reviewer on Amazon said the DVD they received omitted several scenes with Gordon Tootoosis? His character is John Oursand he is a Native American medicine man in this film.