Sophie and Sheba

DVD Release: August 14, 2012
Sophie and Sheba


A seventeen-year-old girl growing up in the zoo her family operates, focuses on her love of ballet and animals. Her parents are forced to sell Sheba the elephant to a traveling circus in order to afford the tuition for her ballet school When Sophie discovers this she abandons her dreams of becoming a dancer in order to get Sheba back. When she falls in love with Blake, a circus artist, they both struggle to rescue Sheba.

Dove Review

Everyone loves the circus and a lot of people are going to love this movie. We see what it’s like behind the scenes when a young lady, Sophie, joins the circus so she can keep a close eye on Sheba, her former pet elephant, which her parents sold when they hit a financial wall. The owner, Alistair Winston (John Rhys-Davies), hopes the new elephant act will increase interest in his faltering circus but Sophie doesn’t like how the elephant’s trainer treats Sheba.

The plot thickens when Sophie meets a young aerial expert, Blake, who refuses to fly on the ropes with his former partner Natalia (Erica Durance) since he once dropped her during a performance. Sophie and Blake fall for each other and it might be Sophie’s faith in him that gets Blake back up into the air.

The characters are well rounded and the story is strong and we gladly recommend it and are happy to bestow our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal on the movie.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing by a couple.
Language: D-1; Poop-1; Crap-1: "Dumb Animal"-1
Violence: A man begins to beat an elephant before he is stopped; man plans to shoot elephant; a young woman falls off a scared elephant; a panther attacks a man and some bloody wounds are seen; a shot is heard as an animal is put down.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Shirtless man; cleavage.
Other: Elephant flatulence; a comment about puke.


Company: Screen Media
Director: Leif Bristow
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 103 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter