Ride Like a Girl is an Australian biographical drama following the story of Michelle Payne – the first ever female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. History was made in 2015 as Payne crossed the finish line with 100-1 odds against her. The film takes us on the journey of Payne’s life. Horse racing was in Payne’s blood. Having grown up around horses, from her earliest moments she dreamed of winning the Melbourne Cup. Aimed to be empowering and inspiring, the film delivers this by cohesively including real life footage alongside pivotal scenes in the film. Critics had a lot of good things to say about the film, especially as it was director Rachel Griffiths’ debut film. Griffith’s successful film was backed up by a great Australian cast including the likes of Teresa Palmer (Michelle Payne), Sam Neill (Paddy Payne), Magda Szubanski (Sister Dominique) and Sullivan Stapleton (Darren Weir).
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