A Moving and Well-Casted Telling of a Great Historical Tale...
Anyway, SEABISCUIT is a great movie. It is chock full of positive messages and is, in itself, an inspiring story of hope and courage.
The story starts by telling the stories of three men: Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, and Tobey Maguire. By a twenty minutes into the film, their lives have intersected and one "person" (okay, maybe not a person) has connected them all. That person is Seabiscuit. Always small and full of attitude, Seabiscuit, though bred well, has never been a racing horse. All that changes as these three men come together to train him, jockey him, and own him, and somehow, each man comes out of his lonliness and sorrow to hop again.
The only violence is when Maguire is pulled by a horse through all sorts of materials, resulting in a shattered leg, rendering him cripple for the rest of his life. Language is constant, with over 40 profanities, most of them "g*dd**n" or "s**t". There is a brief sexual situation to, where it is said that Maguire has payed a woman for sex. We see them in bed, both clothed, until we see the woman disrobe from the back. We then see a (due to the character's blindness in one eye) an intensely blurred front.
Seabiscuit is a very good movie. If you can get past the one iffy sex scene and the language, it is bursting with lessons and morals worth hearing. And it's fun to watch. Horses really are amazing animals.
Highly recommended. For more horse racing for young kids, check out DREAMER (PG).