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Thursday, March 15, 2012

"The Flying Scotsman"

To use the old cliche, this is a movie about the triumph of the human spirit. It's the true story of Graeme Obree, amateur cyclist who decides to break the World's Record for cycling distance in one hour. He builds his radical bike himself out of parts from a washing machine and the rest, as they say, is history. The movie doesn't just concentrate on his racing, but also focuses on how he deals with his inner demons, mainly depression. Johnny Lee Miller does a fantastic job playing Obree and the filming is exquisite, especially the racing scenes. You feel you're right there on the track with him. My only fault with movie is some of the Scottish accents are hard to make out. A subtitle option would have been nice. 4 stars out of 5.

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi983893273

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