Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Secretariat - Movie Review

I just got back from an advanced screening of Disney's Secretariat!

Secretariat is the story of Penny Chenery, played by Diane Lane, who was the owner of the racehorse Secretariat. She tries to save her father's farm and believed in Secretariat to win the US Triple Crown (The Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes). He was the first horse in 25 years to the Triple Crown in 1973, and set the record for fastest time, winning by 31 lengths! I thought it was an excellent movie and the horse races have you at the edge of your seat, even though you already know the outcome. Diane Lane did a great job playing Penny, and John Malkovich injected some humour playing the trainer Lucien Laurin. It was a nice feel good movie that has you rooting for Penny and Secretariat. I'd definitely recommend it!

Secretariat comes out in theatres Friday, October 8th.

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