Have you seen it (the movie) yet?
Here’s a quick run down (haha, my puns are soooooo obtusely clever):
Disney’s latest family friendly film features the legendary racehorse of the 1970s–and the determined woman who owns him.
Tim and I watched it a few nights ago and really enjoyed it. It was clean. It was fairly historically accurate (I love movies that make history ‘real’). It was overall well-acted and well-filmed. It fit us to a T geographically, with references to Colorado, Virginia, and Kentucky. It included a couple Scripture references and southern gospel songs. And it touted quite a few family friendly themes–with one major exception: given the choice, Penny Chenery chose Secretariat’s well-being over her family’s. In the end, it all worked out okay, they supported her decision, and she learned a lesson about what is truly valuable in life–but I’m afraid that in reality, when family drops down a notch (or two) on the priority list, it doesn’t always lead to such a happy ending
All in all, though, it’s a film well worth the time. Isn’t it great to see a few family friendly films making their way onto the screen? Let me know what you think of it!