It’s the extraordinary based on a true story racehorse remembrance, and the highly-anticipated “Secretariat” film hit theaters on Friday (October 8).
The sports action movie chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner while featuring the beautiful Diane Lane as the housewife and mother, Penny Chenery.
Lane’s character agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. With the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin, played by John Malkovich, she manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
During one of her many promotional interviews, Lane told, "I think everybody stopped on its axis, just stopped spinning for a moment and everybody dropped their negativism and cynicism. This film, if anything is anti-cynical, it's a breath of fresh air."