...one of my favorite books finally made it to the big screen. All I can say is... WOW!
Very well done. It was the emotional roller coaster I expected it to be, but well told and well filmed. Even my non-racer wife “got it” with the pull of the perfect line, the focus, and everything else that makes track time so addictive. Hell, I even liked Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo the dog...I’d pretty much come to the conclusion that he’s a high functioning idiot-savant after movies like Dances with Wolves and The Postman, but man...well done sir.
And kudos to Dr McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) who bought the rights to the make the book into a movie many years ago to make sure it was done right. You can feel the passion for the sport throughout the movie, and his experience on track makes all the difference.
I don’t care that Rotten Tomatoes gave it a crappy score, I truly think it’s one of the best movies I’ve ever seen; certainly the best “auto racing” based drama I’ve ever seen. Well done...
What say you all?