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Secretariat – The movie

The role of the horse in the movie Secretariat

Secretariat is a film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and based on the history of the horse of the same name. The horse was champion and winner of the United States Triple Crown in 1973. The film premiered on October 8, 2010 in the United States and on February 18, 2011 in Spain. It was starring Diane Lane and John Malkovich. In turn directed by Randall Wallace.
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Secretariat - The Movie
Secretariat – The Movie

Synopsis of “Secretariat”

Penny Chenery was a housewife. But his life changed when his father fell ill and decided to work in his father’s stables, in Meadow Stables, Virginia, United States, while he was recovering. From then on, Penny became very interested in the world of horse racing and entered it. Without thinking that with this, she would achieve a great professional achievement.

This success is achieved with the help of veteran horse trainer Lucien Laurin and thanks to the speed of the horse Secretariat. It is worth noting that Penny will become the first woman to win the Triple Crown. Something that, in addition, has the added merit of winning the prize in a totally macho society dominated by men.

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Critics to the movie

According to the website Metacritic obtained positive reviews, with 61%, based on 36 comments of which 21 are positive. On the other hand, it raised around 59 million dollars in the United States. On the other hand, if the international collections are added, the figure reaches 60 million. It should be noted that the budget invested in the production was approximately 35 million.

Secretariat is one of Gustavo Mirabal’s favorite films. Likewise it is one of the most recommended films for horse fanatics

Recording locations

Secretariat was recorded between the states of Louisiana and Kentucky (United States), highlighting the populations of Opelousas, Lafayette or Evangeline Downs. The start and end dates of the filming are unknown.

Movie message

The film sends the audience a message of perseverance and struggle. Secretariat tells us that opportunities are where we least expect it even in those places that we do not want to be and that adverse circumstances place us. It also sends us a message of gender equality where it does not matter if you are a man or a woman, the only thing that matters is the effort and the heart that one puts in the achievement of his objectives. In a world dominated by men Penny Chenery, a housewife, conquered her greatest victory.

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