The horse that galvanized the racing world in the early 1970s gets reverent Disney-studio treatment in this drama, well-directed by Randall Wallace, the screenwriter of "Braveheart."
Diane Lane gives a fine performance as Penny Chenery, who became Secretariat's owner and defied doubts about her potential - and the animal's - to triumph. John Malkovich plays the trainer who does much to advance her quest. Scott Glenn, Dylan Walsh, Dylan Baker and James Cromwell also star. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; deleted scenes; music video. *** (PG: P) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times