Thanks to Today’s Mama, myself and four friends were able to go to a special screening of the upcoming movie Secretariat! We all loved the movie. Here are my personal thoughts on it…
I don’t necessarily call myself a horse person (or even an animal person for that matter) but I am a sucker for inspiring true stories, and that was my draw to see Secretariat. Brief synopsis…After the death of Penny Chenery’s mother, she was forced to make some decisions regarding the family’s farm, as her father was in no condition to take care of it. A horse she lovingly called Big Red was soon born, and Penny found herself pursuing a dream to see Big Red, or Secretariat, win the Triple Crown, a risky claim as it hadn’t been done in 25 years.
I’ll say right off the bat that I absolutely loved this movie. It felt like the perfect dose of laughter, tears, drama, and suspense. It definitely was not one of those movies where you’re looking at your watch waiting for it to end. John Malkovich and his quirky self was the perfect person to play Secretariat’s trainer, Lucien Laurin. His humor does not go unnoticed throughout the movie.
I’m in a season of life where I am learning to dream. (I think so practically that it’s hard for me to just dream.) Perhaps that was the most inspiring part of this movie for me. Penny, played by the lovely Diane Lane, had a dream. Even when people thought she was crazy, and she didn’t have the support from the ones she loved, she pursued that dream. In the process, her family was inspired and moved by her pursuit and achievement.
Bottom line…this is a movie you are going to want to see. It’s a great movie for the whole family and might just inspire your kids to dream a little! It comes out in theaters October 8th. For more information visit here. And to win a prize pack from Secretariat, answer this question What Inspires You? Become a follower of @secretariatfilm and then tweet your answer to @secretariatfilm and include #InspiredANation in your post! This opportunity ends October 10th so make sure you see the movie before then!
And I can’t end this post without saying a very special thank you to Today’s Mama! You gave my friends and I a fabulous night out and we are very grateful! Mommies need that! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Editor’s Disclaimer: These tickets were provided to TodaysMama by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.