Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.
In August 1966, in a Vietnamese rubber plantation called Long Tan, 108 young and inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives against 2500 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers.
Frank Reys was the first and only Indigenous Australia jockey to win the Melbourne Cup (in 1973 on Gala Supreme). His son Chris Reys plays trainer Rusty in the Ride Like A Girl, offering Michelle Payne a Group 1 ride on Vladivostok. See more »
Despite being from Melbourne and feeling I knew all about the Michelle Payne story, I was presented with a much deeper exploration of this amazing, young woman's life. The story ensures laughter, tears, joy and bewilderment. Great casting in Sam Neill as Michelle's father, Paddy Payne. Teresa Palmer as Michelle Payne, does not disappoint and Stevie Payne is perfectly cast as his infectious self. Many well known Australian faces in the supporting cast, which adds to the strength of this brilliant story. Beautiful cinematography and a musical score which takes you on an epic rollercoaster ride. I needed tissues even though I knew the outcome. This Australian gem shouldn't be missed. See it on the big screen if you can.
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