One Sentence: Disney can do sports movies.
Running Time: 116 Minutes
Release Date: 08-Oct-2010
As you might have guessed I am not big into Horse Racing. I do not watch the races on TV, and I think I was taken to a race once when I was a kid and lost my 2 dollar bet. I just am not big on running horses in a circle, it seems a little cruel and I am just not really into it. So when a movie makes you look up and read the history of a race horse on the internet, it is saying something pretty good about that movie.
Disney does sports so effortlessly. They can take almost any subject and make it an amazing inspiring movie that can make the viewer want to know more about the subject, find out how real the story actually is and in my case make me want to go buy a race horse ranch. You can see my first race horse, Strapped For Cash, in the Kentucky Derby next year.
Secretariat as it's turns out is pretty true. A story about a horse who has 2 world records that still stand today over 30 years later. It has everything it should have in this type of movie, conflict, family, love, dedication, a belief in something that seems impossible and John Malkovich. Really what more can you ask for. The whole movie is meant to inspire and is made to feel that way. It is obvious that I am being pandered to, but I don't care, the movie is good, in that Disney inspired way and I left the theater happy when it ended. I don't think this is an Oscar contender but it is good. I would put it in the rental category unless you are a big horse fan. It is good, but it would also be a good movie curled up on the couch, and I don't think you have to go out of your way to see it and drop race horse sized money to see it.