A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to join a handful of bloggers on an absolutely-amazing-once-in-a-lifetime-kind-of trip. We flew out to sunny Los Angeles, stayed in some super swanky digs (oh how I love W Hotels), and rolled around Hollywood in a white Hummer that stretched as long as a football field. We mixed and mingled at a rooftop reception overlooking the Hollywood Hills.
Fancy, huh? And that’s not even the half of it.
We met Randall Wallace. Randall Wallace who is the director of Secretariat who wrote and/or directed blockbusters like Braveheart, We Were Soldiers, and Pearl Harbor. Randall Wallace who is hands down one of the most interesting people I have ever met.
All this to say…it was an incredible trip. Thank you, Different Drummer.
But the highlight on the trip was definitely the movie.
Secretariat is full of hope. Secretariat is the kind of movie that makes you laugh and makes you cry. Secretariat is the kind of movie that causes you to break into applause in the movie theater. Secretariat is the kind of movie that reminds you that there are things in life worth fighting for.
So would you do me a favor and go see it? Gather up your family and friends this weekend and treat yourself to an afternoon, or evening, at the movies. You won’t regret it.
And just because you have seen one movie about a horse doesn’t mean you have seen them all!
Here’s are some fun pictures from my trip:
Here’s Ken Coleman asking Randall Wallace a little more about the heroine Penny Chenery:
And here’s the trailer:
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Have you seen Secretariat? What were your thoughts on the movie?