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Jockey (Blu-ray) review

Jockey (Blu-ray) review
« on: April 10, 2022, 08:32:51 PM »

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
 Release Date: April 5, 2022
 Rating: R
 Film:  3.5/5
 An aging jockey (Clifton Collins Jr.), hopes to win one last title for his longtime trainer (Molly Parker), who has acquired what appears to be a championship horse. But the years – and injuries – have taken a toll on his body, throwing into question his ability to continue his lifelong passion. And the arrival of a young rookie rider (Moises Arias), who claims to be his son, and whom he takes under his wing, further complicates the path to fulfilling his dream.

My Thoughts
It’s been a while since I watched a character study movie and I decided to give this one a spin while my wife was out of town knowing it wasn’t her cup of team. One thing about the film from the outset is clear—you’re going to see the like of a jockey and it isn’t pretty. Filmmakers Clint Bentley and Greg Kewdar takes you inside the look at the profession and was filmed on location at a live racetrack in Arizona and the film features real jockeys. The pacing is somewhat slow and methodical, but this allows you to sympathize with the protagonist and learn about his background and what led him to where he is today. In the end, it isn’t a very uplifting story, but it does have an emotional impact by reflecting on life’s choices and making the best of your situation.
Video 4.5/5 (AVC)
 Audio 4/5 (DTS-HD MA 5.)
 Special Features:
  • Deleted Scenes


 This one takes a little while to get going, but once you know what you’re dealing with it does suck you in to the story. You’ll discover the life of a jockey isn’t easy and when you make poor choices in life, it doesn’t make the job any easier. If you’re looking for a character-driven drama, be sure to check this one out.    
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Re: Jockey (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2022, 08:46:03 PM »
I’ll give it a look. Thanks!
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Re: Jockey (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2022, 12:51:16 PM »

I enjoyed this one a well. As a fan of Clifton Collins Jr.'s work, I had to give it a go. Glad I did!


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