Why watch this film?
If the assertion is that Clifton Collins Jr. is one of the most underrated actors of his generation, 'Jockey' is the proof. In this movie, he plays Jackson Silva, a jockey whose health is declining, but who aspires to win one last championship, which could be his last. However, things get complicated when a rookie rider appears claiming to be his son. Released at the 2021 Sundance Festival, this is a traditional drama about a man longing for past glories, clinging to them with whatever is left, which rests on the shoulders of his leading performance. But what a performance and what a story.
An aging jockey, hopes to win one last title for his longtime trainer, who has acquired what appears to be a championship horse. But the years – and injuries – have taken a toll on his body, throwing into question his ability to continue his lifelong passion. And the arrival of a young rookie rider, who claims to be his son, and whom he takes under his wing, further complicates the path to fulfilling his dream.
Where to watch?
Available at home