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1h 38min
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Synopsis:
South Dakota rodeo star Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau) awakens from a severe head injury after a horse stamped on his skull. The doctors tell him he must give up the sport - one that is his passion but also his lifeline - for fear it may kill him. While his sister Lily is mentally disabled and his father drinks, gambles and womanises, Brady is the crutch that supports the family - but without the rodeo, he's facing a life of misery.
Actors:
Brady Jandreau, Mooney, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Leroy Pourier, Cat Clifford, Tanner Langdeau, James Calhoon, Lane Scott, , Jordon Slick Phelps, Donnie Whirlwind Horse, Terri Dawn Pourier, Allen Reddy, Greg Barber, , Marshal Byrne, Frank Steele, Ethan Steele, Helene Gaddie
Directors:
Chloé Zhao
Producers:
Mollye Asher, Sacha Ben Harroche, Bert Hamelinck, Chloé Zhao
Writers:
Chloé Zhao
Studio:
Altitude
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/01/2019
Run Time:
98 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Q&A with Star Brady Jandreau and Counselling Psychologist Dr. Chloe Paidoussis-Mitchell
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/01/2019
Run Time:
104 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Q&A with Star Brady Jandreau and Counselling Psychologist Dr. Chloe Paidoussis-Mitchell

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Reviews (6) of The Rider

Beautiful, moving film - The Rider review by AB

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This is a beautiful, languid drama about a young rodeo rider who has a serious head injury. The doctors tell him that he should never ride again, but it is his life. So will he/won't he take the risk? The film takes you deeply into his life with his feckless father, sister with Asperger's and his rodeo friends. You can't help but get emotionally involved with them. The cinematography of the wide open spaces and horses is terrific.

I knew little about this film, but I noticed watching the credits at the end that most of the main actors were playing themselves. So it turns out that they are non-actors playing themselves in what is mostly a true story. A beautiful film - we loved it, and it sticks in the memory for some time.

6 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

Truly original charmer of a film! - The Rider review by TE

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Captivating mix of documentary and fiction, full of beautiful cinematogaphy.

For once it is well worth watching the dvd extras and the candid interview with Brady Jandreau, the subject of the film and a real 'natural' star.

The family setting, the bond between the young devotees of rodeo riding, and the rodeo scenes themselves all contribute to an excellent surprise of a film.

5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

My husband fell asleep - The Rider review by CM

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My husband and I watch together and we have realised that quite a good test of a film is if he manages to stay awake. Well in this I am afraid he didn’t. So I was alone while watching and I didn’t hate if nor did I love it. I think it was a little sentimental, and in my opinion that detracts from it. The visits to his friend, although admirable in that of course he should visit, were there to make us cry, but I did not. The scenes of horse training were quite interesting.

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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