Ride Like a Girl is a 2019 Australian biographical sports drama film directed by Rachel Griffiths and starring Teresa Palmer and Sam Neill. It is based on the true story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in 2015.
- Starring : Teresa Palmer / Sam Neill
- Genre : Biography / Drama / Sport
- Country : Australia
- Language : English
- Director : Rachel Griffiths
- Production : Magdalene Media / Screen Australia / The Film Company
- Distributor : Village Roadshow / ACE Entertainment / Transmission Films / Front Row Filmed Entertainment
Ride Like a Girl movie
Ride Like a Girl release date
- September 9, 2019 : Australia (Sydney Gala Event)
- September 18, 2019 : Australia
- January 8, 2020 : Australia (Digital, DVD & Blu-ray premiere)
- April 3, 2020 : Spain
Ride Like a Girl cast
- Teresa Palmer as Michelle Payne
- Sam Neill as Paddy Payne
- Stevie Payne as himself
- Henry Nixon as Andrew Payne
- Sullivan Stapleton as Darren Weir
- Brooke Satchwell as Therese Payne
- Magda Szubanski as Sister Dominique
- Aaron Glenane as Patrick Payne
- Sophia Forrest as Cathy Payne
- Jacob Warner as Gary Small
- Shane Bourne as Trevor Smart
- Mick Molloy as Bairdy
- Charles Russell as Young Andrew Payne
- Genevieve Morris as Joan Sadler
- Zara Zoe as Maree Payne
Michelle Payne is the youngest of ten children of racehorse trainer Paddy Payne. Almost all of Paddy’s children grow up to become jockeys. Michelle Payne became the first woman to ride the winner of the Melbourne Cup in 2015.
Payne won the Melbourne Cup on November 3 2015, riding Prince of Penzance, a six-year-old gelding with which she had a long-term association.
The film Ride Like a Girl received mixed to positive reviews from critics and audiences, earning a 65% approval rating on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.
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