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Overall B+

A belief in second chances is the reason Charles Howard (Jeff Bridges), a business man with a turbulent past, agrees to invests in a gangly horse named Seabiscuit, who is trained by an out-of-work mustang breaker (Chris Cooper) and ridden by an oversized former boxer with a blinded eye (Tobey Maguire). Based on a true story, this team of misfits gives a reason to hope to an entire nation facing The Great Depression.

Violence C+
Sexual Content C
Profanity C
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual situations and violent sports related images.

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Despite the meager conditions many families lived in during the Depression, some people still found money to spend on gambling and horse races. How important was entertainment and escapism in the lives of people in those desperate conditions? Does that hold true for people suffering from economic difficulties in the present?

Charles seems to see potential in others despite the current state of their lives. How did the characters in this film come together and help each other become better?

For more information on the history of this amazing racehorse, check out the book by Laura Hillenbrand on which this film was based, Seabiscuit: An American Legend.

Charles Howard isn’t the only one who liked to disassemble cars in his garage. Take a peek at this perpetual motion ad for Honda that is currently running in the UK:

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