SECRETARIAT (2010 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

Secretariat, comically, has a script written with dialogue that revolves around a great many grunts, groans, and guttural noises sprinkled with a few ‘yeas’. It would be difficult to pull a good acting scene with its limited dialogue lines. The film seems to have no real purpose until watched the second time with careful eyes. The story is more about a woman’s faith than about the horse, Secretariat, and tells the background story of events and choices made by Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery Tweedy, that lead to the amazing Secretariat’s Triple Crown winning record.

Storyline

Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) needs a winning streak to save the family farm and finds that luck in a foal she raises.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Randall Wallace for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers  Additional characters/cast include: Penny Chenery (Diane Lane), Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich), Jack Tweedy (Dylan Walsh), Miss Ham (Margo Martindale), Eddie Sweat (Nelsan Ellis), Ronnie Turcotte (Otto Thorwarth), Bull Hancock (Fred Dalton Thompson), Ogden Phipps (James Cromwell), and Chris Chenery (Scott Glenn).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. There is an underlying story that runs through the length of the film that hides itself if not carefully looked for.

Ben Meyers

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