RIDE LIKE A GIRL (Theatrical Release Australia 2019)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì 

Ride Like A Girl—rough start, but satisfying conclusion—stars Sam Neill who seems to have a tough time assuming his role. But, after awhile one just accepts it and moves along into the movie which turns into a fairly good watch with good exposure for North American audiences into the world of Australian horse racing. The strongest actress in this film is Teresa Palmer who plays the part of Michelle Payne. She does very well. Stevie Payne plays Stevie Payne and adds greatly to the likableness of this film. He has talent. There needs to be more character development as the potential to plumb depth of character is large in this movie. Overall, it turns into a good family watch. 

Storyline 

Based on the true story of the first girl to win the Australian Cup. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Rachel Griffiths for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Claudia Bluemhuber, Florian Dargel, Uta Fredebell, Hugo Grumbar, Tim Haslam, Ian Hutchinson, Andrew Mackie, Bryce Menzies, Jesus Manuel Munoz, Richard Payten, and Michael J. Rivette for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Paddy Payne (Sam Neill), Michelle Payne (Terese Palmer), Darren Weir (Sullivan Stapleton), Sister Dominique (Magda Szubanski), Therese Payne (Brooke Satchwell), Terry Bailey (Damie Garvey), Patrick Paynes (Aaron Glenane), Cathy Payne (Sophia Forrest), Trevor Smart (Shane Bourne), Andrew Payne (Henry Nixon), and Joan Sadler (Genevieve Morris). 

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. The movie is not the best of the biographical drama films on the entertainment market but it completely works for an afternoon ‘feel good’ flick.


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