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The Rider: This rodeo drama manages not to fall off

The Rider: This rodeo drama manages not to fall off

Entertainment
        In the words of late American author Robert Byrne: “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” Some of us are lucky enough to find ours, some live out their lives struggling to. But what happens when you lose that purpose? Do you give up or keep on going? That’s exactly what The Rider is all about. Chloé Zhao’s second directorial venture takes us on a journey of suffering, struggle and acceptance. Almost entirely based on a true story, it revolves around Brady Blackburn, a rising star in the rodeo circuit who suffered a horrific bronco accident in 2016 when a horse stamped on his skull. We are introduced to him during his recovery, as he goes about life and struggles to come to grips with the harsh reality that his rodeo career might well be o