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The Impossible True Story
Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
I took the kiddos to the theater this weekend. At first glance it appeared that there was nothing new out this week and surely nothing as eye catching as last weeks The Social Network and Let Me In. I wasn't entirely right, but I wasn't entirely wrong either.
Secretariat is based on the true story of the last horse to win the triple crown and the family that raised him. The movie starts off as pretentious as it is preachy. I though after 5 minutes that this looks like the perfect place to take an $8.00 nap. It does come around. The movie is largely saved by the performance of John Malkovich. He plays an eccentric trainer attempting retirement. he…
¨This is not about going back. This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it. Because you never know how far you can run unless you run.¨
Secretariat is one of those rare sports movies that manages to hook your attention and maintain the suspense despite knowing how it will turn out at the end. It`s impossible not to fall in love with this horse and his story. Disney was the right choice for the production of this film considering their success with other family friendly sport films like Remember the Titans. Secretariat was voted as one of the best athletes of the century (number one on the list if we don`t count human performances), and…
I love this film and I don't care who knows it.
A poorly directed racing film with feminine zingers and overly posed group shots.
The Reverence: Throwing popcorn in the air in an overly unenthusiastic manner.
Wonderful! I just love a good underdog story, especially if it's true.
I adore this movie and I adore this horse.
I have always liked a good true story. And this one is a very good one. I enjoyed every minute of it.The story easily kept my attention through-out... the cast did a great job.... sure I have seen movies that I have enjoyed more but I have no complaints about this one. It is well worth the time put in to watch it. Highly recommended.
What I got say about "Secretariat" is that it's a movie about a miracle being born! The performance in this movie are phenomenal. "Diane Lane gives such a priceless performance!" The directing by Randall Wallace is outstanding. The screenplay by Mike Rich is great. And the score in this movie I personally love this score in this movie. "I'm raving that "Secretariat" is a movie that you will just jump for joy! It's such a inspiring film!"
Unlike the horse, this is one slow movie.
Not too cliché, entertaining from beginning to end, and freaking John Malkovich is awesome.
Enjoyable, straight forward, sports/against the odds story.
Secretariat is what all movies should be at their core: A good story. The film is sweet and heartwarming with pinches of humor and the strength of the human spirit. You'll know the film has you when you can no longer fight the overwhelming urge to shout "Go Big Red!" at the top of your lungs.
This could have been a real yawner, but it wasn't at all. A great cast delivers an entertaining movie. Oh, I don't care what bad wig you want to put on Diane Lane, she's still gorgeous.
Randall Wallace (best known as the writer of Braveheart) helms this Disney true story horse-racing drama, that's family-friendly in the fact it's completely inoffensive, but will absolutely bore the little ones rigid, and likely many adults too. I want to like Diane Lane in this more, as a woman who is not content to be a housewife and stands up in a male-dominated world while dealing with the grief of her parents, but all her dialogue in this film is basically cliche monologues about how she was born to be a winner and so on. Everything about this feels simplistic and preachy (there's some odd gospel on the soundtrack, apparently to aim at religious audiences), and for some reason there's…
(Last Updated: 31 January 2016)
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