Secretariat

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!

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