Rent Ride Like a Girl (2019)

3.5 of 5 from 138 ratings
1h 38min
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Synopsis:
As a little girl, Michelle Payne (Teresa Palmer) dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup - horse racing's toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy (Sam Neill). She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall, all but ends the dream. But with the love of her dad and her brother Stevie (Stevie Payne), Michelle will not give up. Against all the medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on, and meets Prince of Penzance.
Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Rachel Griffiths, Richard Keddie, Susie Montague-Delaney
Writers:
Andrew Knight, Elise McCredie
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
Children & Family, Drama, Sports & Sport Films
Countries:
Australia
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/08/2020
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (2) of Ride Like a Girl

Great film - Ride Like a Girl review by JB

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28/10/2020

I didn't know this was a true story, loved it! An amazing story and was riveted from the very beginning. Extremely good watch!

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Warm Hearted Sports Drama - Ride Like a Girl review by GI

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01/02/2022

An underdog sports movie with a big heart and real warmth. This tells the story of Australian jockey Michelle Payne, played by Teresa Palmer, who was the first woman to win the tough and prestigious Melbourne Cup race. Michelle is the youngest of ten children raised by their widower father, Paddy (Sam Neil), who is a grumpy, pernickety yet a big hearted dad and also renowned horse racing trainer. Michelle wants to become a championship jockey in a world dominated by men and against her father's advice and wishes she embarks on getting to the top. Along the way she has to deal with the rampant sexism and misogyny as well as serious injury. This is a feel good film, funny and dramatic and you don't need to be a fan of horse racing to enjoy this (I'm certainly not) because ultimately this is a story of extraordinary achievement against the odds. Recommended.

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