Secretariat is a Disney movie that plays on all the feel-good emotions that come when you take a chance, follow your heart, and are willing to do all the hard work that comes with it. This is based on the true story of the horse who still holds all the records, and the woman who believed in him. Diane Lane stars, she’s always fantastic. It’s a wonderful script, well done, and beautiful to watch. Since we already know the story there are no surprises – but it’s well worth watching. John Malkovich is charming as the horse’s trainer.
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.