Charlie the Lonesome Cougar Reviews
The story and moral principles really drive this movie. Basically Charlie is an orphaned cougar raised by a very caring man in the forestry industry, and quickly a wild cat grows up into a very lovable, albeit big house cat!! The biggest problem with Charlie is the lack of tension and drama. Most of the time there is no doubt of what will happen: things end up alright and safe for the most part. Aside from a section near the end when Charlie becomes rattled and trapped (thus prompted his wild instincts to take over) does the movie get interesting. Otherwise, its a simple parable that's good for showing kids the value of family and friendship.
I can't really recommend this unless you have kids. I solely watched this movie because the title was something so oddly hilarious that it sounded like a movie popular Simpsons character Troy McClure would star in. Overall, its a fun 75 minutes, but definitely only a rental. Unless your kid absolutely adores cougars. Then that makes this a collector's item!!