Brittany works for Radio Disney out of Salt Lake City (as one of her many jobs!). Tonight was a Special Showing of the new Disney movie "Secretariat" and she was given free passes for our family. We all went
up together, enjoyed watching Britt and the Radio Disney gang go to work with all of the kids in the audience.
They had hula hoop and limbo contests and gave away a lot of t-shirts. Brittany is so cute with the kids. I had fun watching her.
Leading up to tonight's movie, without exception every one of our kids said, "who is Secretariat?" when we asked if they had ever heard of him. I couldn't wait for them to see the movie so they would understand how a whole country could fall in love with a horse! It was such a good movie! I knew Dee would cry at the end. He always cries! Every time Ralph Macchio does that "crane" move at the end of "Karate Kid", or when the US Olympic hockey team beats the Soviets in "Miracle", or when George Bailey's friends all gather in his living room bringing money to save his business in "It's a Wonderful Life", or when the Jamaican bobsled team lifts their crashed bobsled up and carries it across the finish line in "Cool Runnings", or (and he will deny this one) when Tarzan's ape father Kerchak gets shot dead in Disney's "Tarzan". So...we didn't even make it to the end of the movie! As the Kentucky Derby portion of the movie was at it's climax I felt my theater seat literally vibrating. My sweetheart was openly sobbing! I love him so much!
Jolynn, I am telling you...this movie is for your family! Oh, and all of the rest of you too! It's good, clean, and uplifting. It teaches you to believe in yourself and trust your instincts. It is a classic underdog comes from behind story. Even if you are not an oldie-but-a-goodie like me...take your kids and have some fun learning who Secretariat was!