Directed by: Randall Wallace
Written by: Mike Rich (screenplay), William Nack (book)
Starring: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, and Margo Martindale
Apparently Seabiscuit and The Blind Side weren’t enough. According to Disney, we needed at least one more historically sugar-coated “impossible true story.” Something savory for the whole family, with perfectly timed and safe one-liners and plot points that the company has had on repeat since it started doing live action movies.
Of course, when this company has a lack of creativity and innovation, they simply write a check. This gives them access to the best filmmaking tools at their disposal to make this pile of garbage. The race footage in Secretariat is amazingly well-done and even a little bit exhilarating. It’s too bad once the horses stop, the movie does too.