Reviewer: Donna Rolfe Source:
Indigenous Film Works
Donna Carlton, Margaret Reynolds, Tom Bailey
Elijah De Jesus; Andrew Sensenig; Angela Gair; Cameron Rostami; Micah Hart; Paden Brown; Sean Cain; Isabel Archuleta; Tom Huston Orr
Pearl Carter's dreams take flight in 1928 when this lively and determined 12-year-old Chickasaw girl from rural Oklahoma meets soon-to-be-famous pilot Wiley Post. She discovers a passion for the thrills of flying. Encouraged by her father, she soon has her own plane and is piloting businessmen all over the state. In no time, she is a local celebrity with an established barnstorming career.
Midway through her teen years she suddenly finds love, and her plans are sent into a tailspin. Can she find a balance between what she wants and what is expected of her? Must she sacrifice one dream for another, and if so, which one is more important?
"Pearl" is a film about a daring young girl who, during the pivotal years in her life and United States history, resolves to live without boundaries. She finds, however, that her unconditional thirst for life sometimes conflicts with the reality of living it.
This inspiring story is part of American history. Pearl Carter is an inquisitive girl of the age of 12 and the apple of her blind father's eyes. At her young age she learns how to drive an automobile to help the family by driving her father to work so that her mother can take care of her siblings. Along the way she develops a fascination for flying. When she meets pilot Wiley Post and rides in his plane, she makes the decision that this is something she wants to do. So as Wiley takes Pearl under his wing to help her with her dream, her father encourages her goal by building her an airstrip, buying an airplane and has Wiley find an instructor for her.
This film is a period piece of history that is truly enjoyable. 'Pearl" is an intriguing adventurous story of one young girl's dream to soar the sky. Although in this day and age 12 year old girls or even boys are not permitted to drive let alone fly a plane solo, one must remember this story takes place around 1928 when times were different.
At the end of this movie the audience can enjoy meeting the real Pearl and learn more about her life. We are proud to award the Dove "family-Approved" Seal for all ages to this wonderful movie.
Content Description: Sex: A couple kisses. Language: All references to God or the Lord done in reverence. Violence: None Drugs: None Nudity: None Other: Young girls elope with boyfriends to get married without parents permission; father lies about daughter's age to get a pilot's license.