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Secretariat [Blu-ray + DVD]

Diane Lane , John Malkovich , Randall Wallace    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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The "greatest racehorse of all time" mantle fits easily around the neck of Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner. So why not a movie version of this champion's life? Secretariat begins in the late '60s, with some good behind-the-scenes material on how thoroughbreds come to be (there's flavorful atmosphere inside the horsey world, including an account of Secretariat's ownership being decided by a coin flip as part of an old-school agreement). A highly lacquered Diane Lane plays Penny Chenery, the inheritor of her father's stables, who segues from being an all-American mom to running a major horse-racing franchise; reliable character-actor support comes in the form of John Malkovich, as a gaudily outfitted trainer, and Margo Martindale, as Chenery's assistant. Screenwriter Mike Rich and director Randall Wallace must do some heavy lifting to make Lane's privileged millionaire into some sort of underdog--luckily, the hidebound traditions of the male-dominated racing scene provide some sources of outrage. The need to stack the deck even more leads the movie into its more contrived scenes, unfortunately, as though we needed dastardly villains in order to root for Penny and her horse. Meanwhile, attempts to reach for a little Seabiscuit-style social relevance don't come off, and a curious religious undertone might make you wonder whether we're meant to assume that God chose Secretariat over some less-deserving equine. The actual excitement of the races can't be denied, however, and Secretariat's awe-inspiring win at the Belmont Stakes remains a jaw-dropping, still-unequaled display of domination in that event. And maybe in sports. --Robert Horton

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Disney presents an astonishing true story bursting with hope, heart and courage. Diane Lane and John Malkovich lead a celebrated cast in this inspirational motion picture from the producers of MIRACLE, INVINCIBLE and THE ROOKIE. Behind every legend lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse, Secretariat, and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion. Out of the gate with never-before-seen bonus features, SECRETARIAT is hours of pulse-pounding entertainment for the whole family!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 3 2014
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Très bon service et produit.
Merci,
Gabriel Daniel
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed it July 3 2014
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what a heart felt moving. A movie for the whole family to watch. I really enjoyed it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Secretariat May 19 2014
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Great movie about the Greatest race horse of all time ! Great camera angles, beautiful horses , Diane Lane and John Malkavich were awesome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quel beau film! April 6 2014
By Loulou
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Je l'ai regardé plusieurs fois et je compte le regarder encore plusieurs fois et le partager avec ceux que j'aime. Les chevaux ont toujours été mes animaux préférés et le fait de pouvoir suivre un peu la vie de ce cheval remarquable est une joie pour moi. Je vous le recommande fortement.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Secretariat Feb. 28 2014
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This is one of my favorite feel good movies. If you like horses even better. Get the popcorn out & enjoy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Feb. 24 2014
By Erika
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Saw this movie and decided to purchase it for my home collection.. could watch this over and over again, thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars A horse in a million. Feb. 24 2014
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This story is true and absolutely amazing. Hard to believe. My son, for whom I bought the DVD was over the moon.
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This movie is for any horse lover and any horse race fanatic. I remember watching the third racelive many yeadrs ago, and I felt the same excitement watching the movie.
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