(2021) (Toni Collette, Damian Lewis) (PG)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Dramedy: Residents of a small Welsh town band together and hope the horse they've bred and raised can become a racing champion.
In a small Welsh town, Jan Vokes (TONI COLLETTE) works at both the local grocer and the neighborhood pub owned by Gerwyn (STEFFAN RHODRI). It's at the latter where she overhears a racehorse owner talk of his profession and gets the idea that she could do the same. Much to the initial confusion and dismay of her husband, Brian (OWEN TEALE), Jan buys a cheap mare with the intent of using her to breed a racehorse.
Needing additional money for the related costs, she proposes to her neighbors that they form a syndicate where everyone chips in and co-owns the horse and will evenly split any future earnings. Older bar regular Kerby (KARL JOHNSON) is in, as is tax adviser Howard Davies (DAMIAN LEWIS) who hates his job but doesn't inform his wife, Angela (JOANNA PAGE), of his investment.
Others join as well, and once the breeding results in a colt they name Dream Alliance, they hire trainer Philip Hobbs (NICHOLAS FARRELL) to see if the horse has what it takes. With a come-from-behind victory in his first race that he wins, it's then off to other races as the team hopes he can make it to and possibly win the Welsh National.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- They might if they like movies related to horses, or if they're fans of anyone in the cast.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
- For language and thematic elements.
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