|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Otto Thorwarth, Diane Lane, Nelsan Ellis, AJ Michalka, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, James Cromwell, Kevin Connolly, Dylan Baker, Margo Martindale, Fred Thompson|
|Genres:||Drama, Family, Sport|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Just Arrived, Our Instant Picks, Recently Added|
|1hr 57 mins||U|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 57 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Diane Lane and John Malcovich star in this true story about Secretariat, a racehorse that won the Triple Crown in 1973.
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Great feel good film!By RainbowJoBirko (123 reviews) from Derbyshire, England , 23 Nov 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]Great film, with an invite to a preview of the film I was unsure what to expect, all I knew was it was a Disney film, based on true events, starring a horse.
It was exactly that but was so much more, the awe inspiring story of an unlikely competitor succeeding, not only succeeding but setting a yet to be broken record.
With a fabulous all star cast ( was shocked to see Nelsan Ellis from True Blood in a Disney Flick), a great soundtrack and some great camera angles, I really enjoyed this. It is not everyone's cup of tea but if you like a feel good film then give it a go!
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Horses + a lesson in elegance conquering arrogance = perfectBy joanstbotolph (5 reviews) , 06 Dec 2013Secretariat literally saved me from breaking my own legs as by my fifth day of sick leave I was ready to jump out of my bedroom window for entertainment. Instead I plumped to watch this wonderful film and Big Red lit up my afternoon. Anyone who doubts the intelligence of horses think again this colt knew he was a future film star and developed a grippingly dramatic last to first racing style. Everyone loves a journey and Penny developing from housewife to champion racehorse owner with minimal support from other family members (well the grown ups anyway) is inspirational. Actually, this film is another to put on the reading lists for business and leadership courses as Penny embodies how to step out of the testosterone fueled games and win through elegance rather than arrogance. May I have Penny Chenery Tweedys wardrobe when shes finished with it please? Im a little younger than her but could accessorise it slightly funkier. A change of foot ware might be all it takes. This is a story you just couldnt make up. Thank you Disney for educating me about a true gentleman. Big Red. Sire to over 600 foals. Well if the racing didnt tire him out
You couldn't make it upBy bedbug (9 reviews) , 18 May 2013Lovely film of the extraordinary, true story of big red wonder horse Secretariat. Diane Lane is great as Penny Chenery Tweedy, who takes over her ailing father's racing stable and puts her faith in the colt even before he's born. A terrific supporting cast, headed by John Malkovich as her eccentric trainer and Margo Martindale as her father's redoubtable secretary, make this a gripping, tear-jerking feel-good film to remember.
Worth it...By a customer , 17 Mar 2013Brilliant film, well worth watching more than once. Nice to see the original person was involved too. Might need your tissues to hand.
Secretariat - a splendid true storyBy MelissaMarabamma (244 reviews) from South Coast UK , 22 Jan 2013True story that is extraordinary and well worth hearing about. The female star lead shows true grit and determination in the face of adversity ...and triumphs over vociferous rivals. Suffers a little on pace - the Director could do a better cut. But I still recommend it.
You dont have to like horse racing to enjoy this filmBy jennyfromtheblock (33 reviews) from Manchester , 07 Oct 2012This film grabbed me from the start, and kept me on the edge of my seat really good feel good factor film and you dont have to like racing to enjoy or get caught up in the excitement fo the race.