The Cup

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Released 2011

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Director:
Simon Wincer
Released:
2011
Rating:
PG
At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident just days before the Melbourne Cup. The race fall hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, Damien teams with Irish trainer Dermot Weld, and triumphs at the 2002 Melbourne Cup in one of the most thrilling finales in sporting history.

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  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    Given all the impossible choices the young jockey had to face, The Cup should have been a weepie if ever there was one - but the filmmakers stumble on their way to the finish line.

  • 50

    The Hollywood Reporter

    The family drama The Cup revisits this popular win in a workmanlike fashion.

  • 0

    Slant Magazine

    One wonders who the audience is for a film this far removed from the dirt and grime of the reality it claims to be based on, and why they find anything so squeaky-clean appealing.

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