Just got back home from seeing Secretariat. I’m calling it a “must-see” movie, and it just moved up to the top of my list of best horse movies.
I’m not usually a fan of horse movies…in fact, I don’t own a single one. (Must remedy this, since there are a few good ones.) The Black Stallion is good, and National Velvet heartwarming. Black Beauty makes me cringe, in all of its incarnations. Hidalgo requires suspension of disbelief, and helped put a dent in the idea of endurance riding. (Nice eye candy, though.) The Horse Whisperer traumatized me for life at age ten.
So, I like movies with horses in them…I just don’t necessarily love horse movies.
I loved Secretariat.
If you already had plans to go see it…go see it sooner. If you were holding off…trust me, it’s worth it. I rarely go to the movies anymore, and this one was definitely worth the trip. It’s a heart-warming, feel-good, celebration of greatness. And some great comedic moments along the way.