Excellent, Entertaining, Funny, Heart-Warming True Story Set in Wales
- Dream Horse review by PV
I loved this. I first thought it may be a bit twee - and yes, the way the film deliberately makes it a 'strong woman' story is rather against the truth as shown in the documentary film DARK HORSE 2015 - watch that first).
However, it was not smeared on with a trowel and the film developed nicely in all ways - plot, character and some laugh-out-loud lines too.
Yes, the Welsh stereotypes are there (there is more to South Wales than poverty in the Valleys) but I shall let it pass.
Loved the Welsh national anthem bit and the great cast of actors. Including the wonderful Darren Evans as Goose - every film he is in is worth watching,
I also loved the singing of Tom Jones song Delilah - esp as the local MP has tried to ban it (claims it causes domestic violence....hmmm... it's a SONG!)
I am utterly uninterested in horses and racing - but I loved it.
Watch till the end for a great little musical sequence. That shows the actors next to the real-life people.
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One of those quintessential British films
- Dream Horse review by AB
I loved this - a real feel-good British film celebrating a success with humour and pathos. I hadn't heard of the story beforehand (only on a review in a paper, hence my rental) but this ranks up with the best horsey feel-good stories that bring a tear to the eye (certainly to mine). Think Seabiscuit and Champions and you are there.
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