If you haven't seen the movie, or if you need a refresher, there is a point near the end of the movie when Seabiscuit is finally about to run a hugely significant race, and jockey Red Pollard has an accident and breaks his legs so badly there's a question as to whether he'll ever walk again, let alone survive.
He does survive, and we see Pollard getting some physical therapy with his nurse and eventually builds up enough strength to not only walk again, and then ride again. And he finally re-mounts Seabiscuit, wins the rescheduled race, and history and glory is made.
All fine and well and good. And then the terrific movie ends, and we're updated with that final scrawl that explains what happened to everyone involved in the story.
But it leaves out one thing. One joyful, wonderful thing.
And what it leaves out is that Red Pollard and his physical therapy nurse...got married!!!
I truly don't understand how you leave that out??! It wouldn't require filming a new scene or restructuring the story or affecting the pace of the film or costing even, literally, an extra penny. You just add a line to the already-existing scrawl. That Red Pollard and his nurse Agnes Conlon got married, which lasted for 42 years, and they had two children. It's such a joyous revelation at the end of the book that's its omission at the end of the movie is always such a let-down to me.
It's still a wonderful film, but that sense of euphoria at the end just has a slight let-down, which for the life of me I don't begin to understand why it's there. Maybe there's a reason. I've just never been able to figure it out.