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Offline Peter Mair

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O.P. « 2019-Sep-30, 06:34 PM »

RIDE LIKE A GIRL -- family fare and a warning for racing.


                           My suggestion:  fathers with young daughters should see this movie together.


Given that local movies get 'one star' as the usual weight-allowance, the SMH reviewer giving it 'three stars' was a warning.

My ranking is 'five stars' with no allowance claimed  -- a nicely restrained story with even Sam the-father Neill kept under a tight rein.

The Cup victory may be the backdrop but the real story is about the legendary Payne family -- especially the father daughter interaction -- and the intervention of the racing godmothers to write a fairy-tale truth.

Go there.



................. my reservations mainly flow from the risk of encouraging an interest in racing gambling among the young.

In good conscience I could not encourage my grandchildren to have any thing to do with a racing industry that its greed-driven administrators have so corrupted  -- well on a par with the bankers' corruption of the retail financial system.

Among racing administrators, Racing Victoria has led the most determined destruction of a wonderful cultural heritage.

The wonderful irony of Michelle Payne's winning ride is the way it gave the finger to RVL -- and a warning.

A girl on a local horse winning at 100/1, could hardly have mocked more brutally the stupidity of RVL administrators wrecking a national icon by pandering to unknown, second rate, international raiders on a hit-and-run mission -- a very Melbourne cultural cringe!

Melbourne racing has not recovered its credibility  -- and its administrators, digging the hole deeper with 'inflated-field' racing, are ensuring it never will  -- Saturday after Saturday the unfairness is patently obvious in the race results.

Don't go there!

Offline Wenona

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« 2019-Sep-30, 09:13 PM Reply #1 »

................. my reservations mainly flow from the risk of encouraging an interest in racing gambling among the young.


And there you have it.

Anti-racing mole who's only objective is to do as much damage as possible.
« Last Edit: 2019-Sep-30, 09:17 PM by Wenona »

Offline wily ole dog

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« 2019-Oct-01, 05:29 PM Reply #2 »
Yes, he certainly is anti racing, thatís for sure

Offline Bubbasmith

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« 2019-Oct-01, 06:18 PM Reply #3 »
Film got 2.5 stars by the Herald Sun movie critic.

Offline Peter Mair

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« 2019-Oct-01, 06:44 PM Reply #4 »


Ride Like a Girl takes the No.1 spot at the Box Office on opening weekend

........... that may be ............ it is school holidays ......... it is mainly a feel-good movie for kids.......mainly young girls probably..... and it is polite to talk-up Australian movies.

Time and word-of-mouth will tell  -- leading after the first furlong is not the end of the run.

Offline wily ole dog

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« 2019-Oct-02, 08:06 AM Reply #5 »
What a sad toxic person you are

Offline n1ck1985

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« 2019-Oct-02, 02:16 PM Reply #6 »
How young is "young" for young daughters? Really keen to see this film but have heard mixed reviews.

RIDE LIKE A GIRL -- family fare and a warning for racing.


                           My suggestion:  fathers with young daughters should see this movie together.



Offline wily ole dog

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« 2019-Oct-02, 09:39 PM Reply #7 »
Listen to all reviews and then evaluate. Personally I find most reviews to be wrong

In saying that, One review not listen to is the dishonest & toxic review of P. Mair

Offline Dave

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« 2019-Oct-02, 10:43 PM Reply #8 »
I have seen the movie and I wholeheartedly agree with Pete, 5 stars (out of 5) it was  a special movie....not entirely accurate but close enough, I was with my daughter and the movie moved me to tears at times but that was a personal thing, it certainly wasn't a tear jerker......it was quite an uplifting story about grit and determination and a Dad's love for his kids under what would have been trying times after his wife passed away in a car accident, then losing his eldest Daughter(Brigid) in a race accident.......having 8 children who were Jockeys must have been intense for Paddy.....My daughters are now in their 50's and I still worry about them, it's what fathers (and Mothers) do.......
By the way I also wholeheartedly agree with Pete on what they have done to the Melbourne Cup......they have turned it from an Aussie Icon....to just another Horse race.....and as a Horse race Melbourne can't match Sydney.....that is why the Everest will be the Number one race in the Country if not the world......The Mexicans made it all about the money....a race they can't win!
As an Aussie Icon every Australian was involved.....as a Horse race 90% won't give a damn!


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