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Diane Lane and John Malkovich star in this Disney horse-racing drama based on real events. Despite knowing nothing about horse racing, stay-at-home mum Penny Chenery (Lane) agrees to take over the Meadow Stables in Virginia after her father falls ill. With the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (Malkovich), Chenery manages to overcome the odds by navigating her way through an aggressive, male-dominated business and ultimately producing the champion racehorse, Secretariat, who becomes the first Triple Crown winner for 25 years in 1973.

Starring:
AJ Michalka, Dylan Baker
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 58 minutes
Starring AJ Michalka, Dylan Baker, John Malkovich, Nelsan Ellis, Kevin Connolly, James Cromwell, Margo Martindale, Fred Thompson, Otto Thorwarth, Diane Lane, Dylan Walsh
Director Randall Wallace
Genres Drama
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 28 March 2011
Main languages English
Dubbing Spanish
Subtitles Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic, Spanish, Danish, English, Portuguese, Norwegian
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 58 minutes
Starring AJ Michalka, Dylan Baker, John Malkovich, Nelsan Ellis, Kevin Connolly, James Cromwell, Margo Martindale, Fred Thompson, Otto Thorwarth, Diane Lane, Dylan Walsh
Director Randall Wallace
Genres Drama
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 28 March 2011
Main languages English
Dubbing Spanish
Subtitles Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Norwegian
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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By Kona TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Dec. 2010
Format: DVD
Denver housewife Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) takes over her father's horse racing empire when he falls ill, commuting to Virginia to take care of the farm. Having grown up in the racing world, she knows about bloodlines and invests all her efforts in Big Red, soon to be renamed Secretariat. She hires a good, but retired trainer (John Malkovich) and soon the horse is headed for the Triple Crown.

Secretariat was arguably the best race horse ever and deserved a good movie. And while the movie is good, it isn't great because Penny is the focus and the "Don't call me a housewife!" mantra gets old fast. Her success shouldn't have surprised anyone since she grew up in the horse business. She didn't have a personal, loving relationship with the horse; he was merely her meal ticket. The movie's excitement comes from Secretariat's races, which are filmed with heart-stopping intensity. The final race of the film has got to be the Most Exciting Horse Race Ever. It simply is not to be believed.

Diane Lane is fine in the role and the early 70s are recreated well with period cars and wardrobe. If you're a racing fan, you'll enjoy this film.
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This is a great story of a legendary horse sometimes referred to as the "greatest racehorse that ever lived". It has much more of a human interest plot that many other similar "horse movies" so not all the action is centred around the horse. Often it focusses on the people around the horse. This makes for a fuller, more satisfying movie.
The racing sequences are brilliant and the special features of the original races etc give a great perspective on the reality of the plot and the amazing feats that this horse achieved.
In Australia, our racing hero is "Phar Lap" (see movie) with more than a few similarities to the Secretariat story of hope and inspiration to a population in bad times.
Great movie.
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Format: Blu-ray
A a horse-lover my husband got me this film but wasn't expecting much. Neither of us could be torn away from the screen. A very moving, heart-warming story for all the family. For both horse lovers and non-lovers. Will definately watch again and again.
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By Julie on 4 Dec. 2010
Format: DVD
As this is a movie about a horse I had to go see it 1st day it hit the cinema. It was absolutely fantastic. I don't have an interest in horse racing but thanks to this movie I now know what a fantastic horse Big Red (Secretariat)was. There are many beautiful close up scenes of Reds' eyes and beautiful words describing the horses spirit. For me this was an amazing movie about an amazing horse!
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Full disclosure: I LOVE HORSE MOVIES.

I don't know what it is about them: I just do. From National Velvet, Seabiscuit, Hidalgo, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken...I could go on.

This is a very stylish movie and Diane Lane is a wonderful leading lady. She portrays her character with elegance and warmth. You feel that she is truly paying tribute to her real-life counterpart.

It's a well-worn story about a motley crew pulling off incredible victories but it nevertheless charms you and captures your imagination. You *will* be cheering for Secretariat during the final race even though you know the result (which shows how good the direction & editing is).

I was initially worried that the film would be too long, but I really didn't feel its 2 hours and would happily spend time watching it again.

It goes without saying that if you like a horse movie, you'll love it. Even if you don't, I would recommend reading Roger Eberts *beautifully* written review of this movie to get a full sense of what it offers movie fans.
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By Dolphin TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Sept. 2011
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When I got this DVD as a present, I was not thrilled. The initial press reviews I read were tepid or downright scathing. As a long time horse owner and rider (and generally horse crazy person) but not a fan of horse racing, I was familiar with the story of Secretariat and remember watching the live coverage of his Triple Crown races at the time, so my expectations for this DVD were low. To my surprise, I found myself getting fairly swept along by the movie and really enjoyed the pace and treatment of the horse racing action, and the characterization of the various main players. Diane Lane gave a fine performance while John Malkovich was brilliant and funny.

I agree with some of the criticism: even overlooking the many liberties they took with the real events, the movie is really all about Penny Chenery and her determination to see this special foal run and prove himself. She had many obstacles to overcome but too much is made of her "housewife" state, after all she was born and raised on a training farm.

Secretariat was truly a super-horse (his heart was twice the size of that of an average horse and some of his records still stand after 37 years) but neither his physical and mental gifts nor his unmatched dominance of the sport were sufficiently conveyed in this movie. Instead, his remarkable string of victories is presented more like a vaguely mystical journey with religious overtones. In fact, the coverage of the Belmont race is the weakest moment in the whole film, ludicrously interrupted by gospel music and shoddily re-enacted on a much smaller racecourse. It would have been much better to show the actual footage of the race which still stands as one of the greatest moments in any sport.
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