Parents' Guide to

The Cup

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

True sports tale about overcoming tragedy has mature themes.

Movie PG 2012 96 minutes
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The Cup was shot with skill by Simon Wincer, a noted Australian director, with stirring music, beautiful horses, and fine performances. It will delight horse lovers and other sports fans who enjoy a rousing competition laced with tragedy, even though the outcome will not come as much of a surprise. The movie moves from great joy to great sadness and back. There are no villains here. Even the Arab sheik whose horse may defeat our hero is sympathetic and pleasant. Because much of the film's plot deals with death and its aftermath, this is a safe bet for mature kids only.

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