Rachel Griffiths makes a confident and accomplished feature film directorial debut with this uplifting biopic on history-making female jockey Michelle Payne.
Australians love an underdog story, especially when it’s a sporting underdog story, and Michelle Payne’s lifelong dream to win the Melbourne Cup is the kind of inspirational true tale tailor-made for the screen. We already know the destination but it’s the journey that matters, right? Racing is in the blood of the Payne family and Michelle (Teresa Palmer) is one of eight children to compete in “the world’s most dangerous sport”, after leaving school at 15. The film tracks her journey from the family’s Ballarat farm to glory at Flemington in November 2015, overcoming injury and family tragedy along the way and never losing self-belief.
Accessible to all ages, Ride Like a Girl blends a winning formula with the quintessential Aussie family experience, and the odds are good you’ll be cheering Michelle’s incredible achievement.
Release Date: January 8, 2020
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Brooke Satchwell
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