Secretariat (PG)


This dramatic film follows the relationship between Penny Chenery Tweedy (Diane Lane) and the thoroughbred she guides to racing success in the early ’70s. Crafted as a PG-rated entertainment, as opposed to the PG-13 Seabiscuit (2003), this is a polished family movie. Lane and John Malkovich (as a veteran horse trainer) deliver showcase performances, and choreographed horserace sequences capture the excitement of the races.

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