Tagline: “The impossible true story”
Secretariat was a great horse. Secretariat was a good movie — far better than those other big, weepy equine entertainments of recent years, like Seabiscuit and the bloodless, glacially paced War Horse. But this tagline is just silly. If it were phrased as a question — Can an impossible story be true? — it might qualify as a middling koan. As it stands, it’s more like the sound of a marketing department flopping.