I took my kids, who are almost 10 and 7 1/2, to the sneak preview the other night. They were fascinated by the real life aspect of this story, but I am sure they really didn't get or engage with what was going on in the life of Penny Tweedy, the owner of Secretariat, played by Diane Lane. They were, however, riveted by the horse himself, whenever he was onscreen, whether it was during an exciting race or even just getting a bath. They also laughed quite a bit at the John Malkovich character, the horse's trainer, who is very colorful (quite literally in his bizarre outfits) and in language. None of it bad, but he just has a blunt way with words that kids seem to love. For adults, it's a nice, feel-good movie, but a little flat and somewhat slow in parts. If your kids are the kind to get engrossed in a story, any story, then I'd give this a chance with them. If they need non-stop action, forget it. I will say that it's nice to be able to see a fairly grown-up movie with the whole family without worrying about bad language, violence or sexual content of any sort.