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Last October, I sat in the theater at the Secretariat World Premiere, my fists clenched, silently cheering on Secretariat as if I didn’t already know the result, as if history didn’t promise me his happy ending.
Yes, Secretariat truly runs again, thrilling audiences with his story and his heart. Secretariat Director Randall Wallace does an incredible job bringing us along for the ride, and Diane Lane, as Penny Chenery, perfectly captures the conflict she feels as a mother caught between the responsibilities and joys of motherhood and her passion for her Secretariat and carrying on her father’s legacy.
In fact, I am so disappointed that Diane Lane did not get an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery. Diane’s performance was powerful and flawless.
At the premiere, Erica and I had the chance to meet and interview Diane Lane. She shared her own experiences as a working mother and we talked about the inner conflict we all feel when we leave our children to go to work.
As I watched Secretariat, I found myself looking forward to sharing this movie with my son Jackson, and one day, my daughter Olivia. Not only will they love the action and thrill of the races, and the heart tugging tale of Secretariat’s triumphs, but I hope that the movie will also help them understand how parents can be torn between work and family responsibilities — that our love for our work doesn’t diminish our love for our children.
If you didn’t get to see Secretariat in the theaters, make sure you pick up the DVD. You will love this movie — and it is one you can safely watch with your children too! (Thanks Disney!!!)
Behind every legend, lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariat and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion.
SECRETARIAT is out today on Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray™ + DVD), DVD and Movie Download. This powerful and thrilling journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner and its owner Penny Chenery, played by Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominee Diane Lane, brings hope, heart and courage to audiences of all ages.
SECRETARIAT will be available in stores nationwide as a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD in a single package) for the suggested price of $39.99 U.S./$44.99 Canada and a 1- Disc DVD for the suggested price of $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada.
Save $8 off Your Secretariat Blu-ray™ Combo Pack
In celebration of the release of Secretariat on Blu-ray & DVD, Disney has provided us with this sweet discount offer! For a limited time Disney Movie Rewards is offering $8.00 off the purchase of the Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack!
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Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom. Talk with me: @5minutesformom and Facebook.com/5minutesformom.
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