SECRETARIAT

Secretariat

Okay, a lot of people criticized Disney for this movie, called it campy and ridiculous. While unbelievable, this is a true story about a horse that went on to win the triple crown and save its owner’s family business. And in a way, I identify with this movie because all my life, I’ve been behind in everything. This shows even if you start out slow, you can make it big. Diane Lane plays Ms. Chenery, a housewife with an husband who believes she should be home, in the kitchen and keeping the family running. After her mother dies, her brother insists the farm should be sold and their father placed in a nursing home because he is suffering from dementia. She decides she wants to try to save the farm and, in a coin toss with the richest man in the world at the time, loses and is stuck with a colt her brother believes will be a loser. Turns out he was wrong. This movie may not spark interest in lots of people but I identified with the struggles of wanting to make it to that finish line and inspired me to believe it’s not that far away as long as you keep moving forward. As a newly published writer, inspiration is sometimes all there is when faced with rejection letters and criticiques from individuals finding fault with your work. If you can open your mind to this concept behind this movie, you might see what inspired me to like it.

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