One of the best movies I have seen in a while, it follows Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) in pursuing her fathers horse ranch by putting all her stakes on one horse that would soon be a legend, Secretariat. The passing of her father drives Penny to square against ,lawyers, big business men, and her family to hold true to her fathers honor, and the horse was right there with her.
As far as the story line goes, it is hard to go wrong with one of the most riveting event in U.S. history, one that the whole nation followed, one that has set records that haven't even been approached to this day.
Even though you know it is fake, it is still exciting to watch a horse beat another record breaking horse by thirty one lengths, more exciting that a neck and neck race. truly an inspiring movie and John Malkovich was brilliant (as was the rest of the cast.)