Cowboys
  • Directors(s)

    Anna Kerrigan

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    86m

  • Cast

    Steve Zahn, Jillian Bell, Ann Dowd

Film

Cowboys

strong language, discrimination

COWBOYS is a US drama is which a well-intentioned father sets off with his 11-year-old trans son on a misjudged trek from Montana to the Canadian border when the child's wish to identify as a boy is rejected by his mother.

  • Directors(s)

    Anna Kerrigan

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    86m

  • Cast

    Steve Zahn, Jillian Bell, Ann Dowd

There is strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder bad language such as 'dick', 'crap', 'shit', 'ass', 'screw you', 'moron', 'God', 'damn', 'Jesus Christ' and 'hell'.
An 11-year-old, born into the female gender, asserts his wish to identify as a boy. Whilst one parent accepts his gender identity, the other parent does not and lacks understanding about trans issues. The son encounters discrimination from a boy of his own age who sees him dressed in a boyish way and, out of ignorance, refers to him as a "dyke". The film deals sympathetically with the issue of gender identity.
There are references to mental health issues, including bipolar disorder. Moderate threat includes a child falling into a river and being swept along by the current, but there is a reassuring outcome. Moderate violence includes punches, as well as undetailed shootings with some bloody aftermath detail. There are mild sex references, including the implication that a couple have had sex in the cab of a truck. There is mild rude humour.

TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
CowboysFilm86m 0sBlue Finch Film Releasing02/04/2021
  • Classified date

    02/04/2021

  • Language

    English