2 Seconds

2 Seconds

SUMMARY: The movie is mostly in French with English subtitles. I enjoyed it. I would have loved to have seen more downhill mountain bike racing like in the beginning scenes.

I stumbled over this movie while looking for something else at Amazon.com. You gotta love the recommendations sometimes. First, be aware that this movie is mostly in French, but there are English subtitles. The main character is a pro mountain bike racer. She races downhill. There is a great scene in the beginning of the movie showing the downhill racing. She hesitates for two seconds at the start gate before going. She ends up losing the race by two seconds. She gets fired from the team by the manager who thinks she is too old.
She moves in with her brother and gets a job as a bike messenger. But she often gets distracted in her love of riding the bike. She also meets this older guy who runs a bike shop. He is a former pro bike racer (Tour De France, Giro De Italia). They kind of start a weird friendship. He tells a stroy of how he passed up a beautiful girl to win a race and never saw her again. This was his life’s regret. The girl racer ends up meeting someone. It’s an interesting cycling movie. I would have loved to have seen more of the downhill mountain bike racing like at the beginning.

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