In a bid to develop a champion racehorse, Welsh barmaid Jan Vokes and her husband persuade 30 pub patrons to purchase ownership shares in the long-shot venture -- leading to the hoof-pounding saga chronicled in this upbeat documentary.
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- Louise Osmond
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1Subtitles
English, FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Dark Horse is a Welsh documentary that tells the inspiring story of a group of mostly poor mineworkers who pooled 10 pounds per week to successfully breed, train, and race a thoroughbred horse, inserting themselves into a realm ordinarily reserved for the wealthy and titled. Adults are seen drinking alcohol in many pub scenes, and a few scenes could be upsetting to sensitive animal lovers -- horses and jockeys fall during races, and there's discussion of putting injured animals down. But ultimately this is a celebration of perseverance and the triumph of the underdog.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- Horses and jockeys fall during races. Dream falls and cuts a tendon, an injury that would normally result in putting the horse down.
- "Bloody," "shove it."
- Social Behavior
- Rewards can come to those who follow their dream, even in the face of predicted failure. Ordinary people can experience moments of greatness. Perseverance pays off. Triumph of the underdog.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Adults drink alcohol.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it