25 March 2014 | deb_munroe
My husband and I went looking for a fun movie last weekend and ran across 50-1. Being a horse lover and a delighted witness to Mine that Bird's Kentucky Derby performance, we drove the hour and a half to see it in nearby Santa Fe. What a fun movie! We thoroughly enjoyed it, as apparently did everyone else in the theater. We were all laughing, crying and several times nearly the entire audience stood to clap for joy. Awesome movie depicting the underdog story of down-to-earth folk from Southern New Mexico - including a down-on-his-luck, broke (in more than one sense) cowboy horse trainer, a good hearted, wealthy NM owner, and a team of friends-- risked everything on a little horse with a big heart. Knowing this was based on the true story of how Mine that Bird and his unlikely winning NM team shocked horse racing royalty and the world, helped firmly planted it in my heart as one of my favorite movies of the last many years. It may not win Oscars, but the story, the beautiful NM landscape, the good acting of its cast including the real life jockey, Calvin Borel (who did a great job acting and has the most amazing smile I've ever seen), HORSES, and - most of all - the true life story of shocking success in spite of 50-1 odds, puts this movie on the top of my list. A must see!