A knobble-kneed colt becomes a winning thoroughbred at the hands of its owner, its unorthodox trainer and its jockey, a half-blind ex-prizefighter, in this Depression-era drama based on the true story of champion racehorse Seabiscuit.
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- Gary Ross
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 2004 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
- Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- 2004 Academy Award®
- Best Costume Design nominee
- Best Film Editing nominee
- Best Cinematography nominee
- Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
- Best Art Direction nominee
- Best Sound nominee
- Best Picture nominee
PG-13Some sexual situations and violent sports-related images
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; filmmakers' commentary; historical featurette; making-of featurette; from-script-to-screen featurette; photo gallery; production notes; cast and crew information.
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HD, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette; behind-the-scenes featurette; historical featurette; photo gallery; director's commentary.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Red's parents are forced by their reduced circumstances to give him to someone who owns a stable and who offers to put Red up as a jockey. His parents' unexpected abandonment scars him and might frighten younger viewers who, like Red, do not understand why his parents would leave him. There is an off-screen car crash which takes the life of Charles' young son, followed by shock and mourning. Also, Red tries to make some money by amateur boxing -- Red sustains significant injuries and the crowd watching the fight seems quite menacing. There is another sports-related injury which features Red resulting in a mangled leg. In addition, there are references to drinking during the Prohibition, and the radio announcer drinks quite a bit. The jockeys frequent a brothel in Mexico, where there is a scene of implied sexuality between Red and one of the ladies there.
- Sexual Content
- Implied sexual situation, shots of a brothel.
- Bloody prizefighting, desertion of child by parents, off-screen death of a child. Sports-related peril.
- Colorful language and swearing when angry.
- Social Behavior
- Recognition of talent and excellence beyond outside appearances is a theme of the movie.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Social drinking, use of alcohol to forget problems. Lots of smoking.
- 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