Secretariat

Posted on October 9, 2010

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There is nothing more thrilling than a horse race, especially when you have a great horse running it. And even though you know which horse is going to win here, it’s still intense. It’s the kind of movie Disney used to make and the whole family can enjoy. Not only is it about horse racing, but about having the courage to go for your passion despite what others say. And it touches on some of the things that were happening in the late 60s, early 70s – like the Vietnam War and those awful garishly-loud plaid pants for men.
I did not remember that Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths…a record still standing 37 years later. Diane Lane is just right in the role of Penny Chenery Tweedy. John Malkovich is equally good as the trainer. And some of you may remember long ago there was a medium-grade “hottie” actor by the name of Scott Glenn – he plays the old man Chenery. Mah goodness, where does the time go?
My husband told me the white haired man three rows in front of us was Don Shula.

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