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#1 Post by superhero » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:41 pm

The film actually hasn't opened up to great success in the States recently, but looks like a sweet little Disney film (but not as saccharine as something like Santa's Paws I hope :cross: ) and hopefully no talking animals!

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#2 Post by Preston1990 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:50 pm

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Directed by Randall Wallace.
Starring: Diane Lane, Dylan Walsh, John Malkovich, Scott Glenn, Nelsan Ellis, Fred Thompson, A.J. Michalka, James Cromwell, Kevin Connolly, Margo Martindale, Eric Lange, Drew Roy, Otto Thorwarth, Nestor Serrano.

Plot: Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery -- with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin -- manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in twenty-five years.

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Re: Secretariat

#3 Post by Beate » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:16 pm

It's compared to Seabiscuit a lot on imdb and the general consensus is that it's inferior to it. Apparently not knowing much about racehorses and this story is a blessing as a lot of race fans complain bitterly about the inaccuracies of the story. Hey, this is Disney, what do you expect? Some hilarious one star reviews on imdb - for some reason I always prefer to read the rantings rather than the ravings as you can just feel the righteous indignation, LOL.
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#4 Post by superhero » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:35 pm

Oh I remember seeing Seabiscuit at the London Film Festival and my friend was wondering a) why they are showing this pretentious american cr*p at the festival and b) why I dragged him along
I kind of liked it but not the kind of film I would admit to liking normally :oops:

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#5 Post by denisel » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:12 am

Went to see this film at Bluewater last night through Sky.

Absolutely fantastic film.

Being a horse owner myself - the adrenalin was racing through watching this young 3 year race round a track.

What made it more effective was that it was a true story and at the end of the film it gave you a synopsis of what the main characters were doing now and what became of their lives including Big Red the Horse.

I went with my son who is our rider and he thought it was brilliant.

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#6 Post by Ms Thrifty » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:59 pm

Weren't some people going to see this last night? I know there were some earlier posts (above), but further views would be useful - either in the case of more previews or to enable members to decide whether to p*y to see the film on its release.

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#7 Post by LiteupLee » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:00 pm

I went 2 c this last night with my neice. I wasnt expecting 2 like it, but I must say, I was very pleasantly surprised. Its long - 2 hours 3mins I think- and had a couple of moments wen I got a bit fidgety, but apart from that I really enjoyed it. All the cast were great, but wrecked y head thinking wot the lead lady was in (must love dogs, I remembered as soon as got home, but b4 I had a chance 2 imdb her lol), john Malkovick was excellent. A sweet film that could have been quite different if it hadnt bin Disney, there were many moments where I thought they've "disneyfied" that ie, a fair amount of the language wud have been a lot more colourful had it not bin disneyed. 1 4 all the family I reckon, plenty in it for grown ups as well as kids, infact theres more for adults than kids unless kids r into horses (as my neice is). 8/10 but with the length of the film 7/10
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#8 Post by Ms Thrifty » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:07 pm

Thanks for this, Lee - sounds appealing enough for me to hope for more previews. Slightly odd, in fact, that Sky's is still the only one so far.

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#9 Post by denisel » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:40 pm

I went to see it last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great film if you like horses.

I thought the characters were more interesting because it was a true story.

I loved it.

Admittedly i was similar to Seabiscuit but enjoyed it all the same..

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#10 Post by prettyxcool » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:39 pm

So was the screening full, a good turnout? Despite the change of time?
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