#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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 twenty-five years.
Plot: 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.
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Quite decent story telling. Not too big pretensions and nice performance from a well chosen cast.
The story is quite stereotypical but it is well done.
I thoroughly enjoyed the performances of Diane Lane and John Malkovich, the film itself may not match those two but it still makes for a pleasant time.
This is another sports drama from Disney and another film about horses, of which they have been a fair amount down the decades from the studio. It fails to reach the (very) high levels of 1976’s ‘The Littlest Horse Thieves’ and 1991’s ‘Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken’.
However, with that noted, ‘Secretariat’ still produces a fine time. Lane and Malkovich are very good together, Lane particularly stands out. Margo Martindale is involved once more, playing a sweet and lovely character as she always does – she’s perfect for those roles. Nice to see James Cromwell, also.
The cinematography is solid, as is the pacing of events. It does feel a little light of serious story at times, but that’s hard to avoid when you’re dealing with something as interesting but repetitive as horse racing. In the end, it’s a nice story about Secretariat and Penny Chenery.
Big Red with Wings
Greetings again from the darkness. The story of Secretariat is legendary in the world of thoroughbred racing. Being a sports fan, it is always fascinating to witness domination by a singular athlete – Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer. Secretariat was the Michael Jordan of racing. In 1973, Big Red dominated racing like no other.
What makes this even more amazing is that Secretariat is actually the second most interesting story … his owner, Penny Chenery Tweedy (played here by Diane Lane), was his match in competitive spirit. This Disney movie actually spends as much time on Ms. Tweedy as it does the fabulous horse.
Disney does what Disney does best. This is an all out feel-good, rah-rah movie in the vein of “Seabiscuit”, “The Rookie”, “Rudy” and even “Hoosiers”. Don’t expect in-depth analysis of the racing world or horse training or even horse farm operations. This movie is made to deliver a warm fuzzy via the perseverance of a strong-willed lady and an incredibly majestic animal.
Expect some over-the-top touches such as John Malkovich’s portrayal of trainer Lucen Laurin, horse-whispering by Ms. Lane, and plenty of heart-string tugging as is customary from the fine folks at Disney. Expect historical facts to be treated a bit lax in some scenes (no mention of 1972 Derby winner Riva Ridge, also from the Chenery stables). Expect none of that to matter as this is a crowd-pleaser, not a documentary.
In addition to Mr. Malkovich and Ms. Lane, there is some fine support work from Fred Thompson, James Cromwell and Nelsan Ellis (so great as Lafayette in True Blood). Directed by Randall Wallace, whose most recent directorial effort was 2002’s “We Were Soldiers”, this is entertainment for all ages and an easy introduction to the champion that was Secretariat.
One of the Best Movies of All Time!
This movie is EXCELLENT and should have been up for Best Picture and best supporting actress (Diane Lane) and actor (Malkovich) but since Hollywood is so perverted, this movie wasn’t even nominated. I watched the top films according to their nominations and they were ALL trash compared to this film. The story is unbelievable and I remember Big Red and watching him that year in the Derby. No bad language (or very little), a great family movie, wonderful acting, and an unbelievably true story. What more do you want in a movie? Wallace did an exceptional job with this film and deserves more credit than he got. Diane Lane was awesome and Malkovich did a great job as well. No other story like it in sports history and the movie did a great job of bringing out the details of the story and its accuracy. This is one film you’ll want to buy and keep forever. It is now our entire family’s favorite movie and we have watched it at least 10 times now. The cinematography is incredible! ABSOLUTELY GREAT FILM!..and the bonus feature entitled, “Heart of a Champion” is almost as good as the movie!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Director Randall Wallace
Writer Mike Rich, William Nack (book)
Actors Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, Margo Martindale
Awards 3 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Mayhem Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Olympus PEN EP-1, PanArri 435, Panavision Primo and Lightweight Lenses, Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo and Lightweight Lenses, Phantom HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints: domestic), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor (prints: international)
Film Length 3.39 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,067 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219), Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format), Super 35 (4-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema