SECRETARIAT--A WINNER IN MY BOOK

Monday, November 01, 2010

My day job is reviewing books.

My job for this post is recommending a movie---Secretariat.

I loved this movie. However, other viewers did---and didn't. As is always the case.

You'll have to see it and make up your own mind. But please do see it. I think you'll like it.

The movie is about an incredible moment in sports history, the winning of the Triple Crown in l973.

There are Christian elements sprinkled throughout.

Maybe I liked the movie because my parents were from Kentucky. I visited there as a young boy and then once later as an adult. When I went there as a boy I expected to see grass the color of blue. And when I didn't I wanted to  know why. I was disappointed. When I returned as an adult and walked around historic Churchill Downs I smiled as I recalled my youthful ignorance.

The movie has in it a song I love: "Oh Happy Day, When Jesus washed my sins away..."

I wonder if that has anything to do with how much I like this movie?

I recommend you go see it.  I think you will like it, even if you don't like horses, Kentucky--or me.

4 comments:

Loren said...

Oh WOW Clif! Thanks for this review! I was unaware this movie was out! I will definitely be seeing this one :)

Love and blessings to you!

Sandra said...

Ah, but Secretariat was foaled in Doswell, Virginia; a few miles from where I grew up. He was an incredible animal and lived out his days in Kentucky but we had him first -smile-.
This was a fabulous movie and I'm so glad I saw it on big screen. I told Dave, "this will be the first movie I ever pay full price for when the DVD is released."
It's *that* good!
O Happy Day...indeed!

Debbie said...

It's been some time since I've gone to a movie but this is one I'd love to see. I love horses and I remember the story of Secretariat. I always watch the Kentucky Derby each year. Thanks for your thoughts on this one Clif. I think I will like it too.

blessings,
Debbie

daylily777 said...

I saw it and enjoyed it very much .
Blessings,
~Myrna