Originally Posted by ilyTango
I saw it today, and I'll be the first to say that it was a let-down. It was decent, but...I don't know. I guess I would have rather seen more racing and horse scenes than screenshots of Diane Lane's face as she cries and despairs and becomes determined to save the farm, and her "talking" with the horse was a little cheesy, but...Most of the facts were right on (of course not all of them; that's a given), but it didn't pump me up like an exceptional racehorse movie does. Overall, it was decent, but I don't feel it was as good as Seabiscuit or some of the other racing movies I've seen.
Um many people talk with their animals. I talk to my snakes and geckos, does that make me cheesy? I also love talking to my mare, Smudge, she always listens and understands me.
On topic, I saw the movie on Tuesday (Oct 12th) and I thought it was very well done. I didn't know the full story of Secretariat until I watched the movie, and I was literally cheering along with the fans in the film while watching Secretariat race for the Triple Crown title in the 3 races he had to win. But I will definitely get it on DVD. It also amazed me that a horse is capable of 60km/h and that Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths, just blew me away. I also got a new respect for horses and especially those put through races at such a young age.