This movie was hands down amazing. Casting was fantastic, acting was fantastic, and the details are actually correct! This is a big deal for a horse person. It is a longer movie- I believe a full 2 hours?-, so it may not hold some peoples attention, but I was enthralled by it and wished it was longer! It portrays why America needed a winner, a good Rags-To-Riches story so badly. It was funny, sad, dramatic, and true to life. Language was iffy, but it added realism to the movie, and is nothing kids won't hear at school. One bedroom scene, but nothing shown- it is all blurred, which is an important bit of the story. Violence isn't a biggie, some boxing and blood, but again, nothing kids aren't already seeing on TV. The scene where *spoilers* Red gets dragged was hard to watch as a horse person, because it just shows what can happen in an instant- but it really isn't graphic. *unspoiler*
Anyways, this movie is simply fantastic. I loved it. A great one for when your kiddo has outgrown Racing Stripes and Dreamer. I'm really torn between this one and Secretariat as my favorite!