In honor of and with a toast to Mr. Troll, Kymmie and Mom went to see Secretariat on Saturday ….
We really enjoyed it, too. The movie is more about the owner (Diane Lane character) than the horse, but it was a good, old fashioned feel-good Disney movie with beautiful and dramatic story telling.
Now that I reflect on it a bit, Diane (Mrs. Tweedy) did lack just a bit of the Steel Magnolia. Just a bit, though. She has the look and demeanor, but the Southern snarkiness could have been a tad better. This is just a minor criticism, believe me, because I thought she played the role very well. And I predict we’ll be seeing a lot of the girl who played the oldest daughter. She just jumps off the screen with charisma. My fave character was the jockey, and of course, John Malkovich is just a hoot.
Go see it, in honor of Troll. I’m sure he’d critique all the factual discrepancies, but as a movie, lots of fun and flavor.