Lots of Kart Racing Fun . . . even Crashes!
Artist & Author | Near Mt. Baker, WA | 10/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Boys, especially boys who have a passion for cars, will love this movie. To be fair, the story is a simple, run of the mill, common movie story: a child has to overcome parent's problems to accomplish some goal. Of course, no matter how inexperienced they are, they always win the race or accomplish some difficult goal. In this movie, however, they do show 'Watts' ( the boy's nickname) first working without his father's permission, then working together with him to qualify for the big kart race. Traditional values families will want to point this out to their kids; the hard work needed to accomplish the goal. Kids may wish to point out to their parents that the parents helped with Watt's goal, not insisting the kid work toward the parent's goals.
There is no bad language or any questionable behavior, so this is a wonderful traditional values movie. There are lots of scenes of racing cars and even kart crash scenes that most boys will really enjoy. A more original story would have given this movie an 'A' rating."
Great movie for tweens
Amanda Formaro | Henderson, NV United States | 03/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was fun, especially for the middle school and elementary set. I believe anyone 15 and under will really enjoy it. Personally, I think this is one of Randy Quaid's best roles. This is one role where he doesn't play a bumbling bafoon (National Lampoon Vacation's cousin Eddie) or a drunk (Independence Day). This role allowed him to show that he can play a serious role and do a good job to boot! Fun action movie for kids, includes many action packed race scenes. Good story line, a family torn apart by the death of Mom, who happened to be partners in professional kart racing with Dad (Randy Quaid). While Dad has fallen into a 4 year self pity rut, his son is getting into trouble with the law in their small town. When professional kart racing returns to their hometown racetrack, Dad and son are able to work together to put the grieving behind them and work together toward a brigh future in kart racing."
Perfect Movie for a Boys 7th B-Day Gift!
J-Train | 06/04/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We loaded the kid down with presents for his 7th birthday. He got this and that. DS games, tools, cars, toys, etc. Thrown into the mix was this little gem of a movie. He put it into his new portable DVD player and didn't move for the next hour and a half. He didn't even want cake! He loved this movie. I don't know much of what it is about but I heard a few bits and pieces of Randy Quaid talking... and he sounded great in this flick! I can't say that this is a good movie because I didn't watch it, but I can tell you that our 7 year old boy (who is often hard to please) loved this movie and I was very happy that I picked it up for him. It's a great gift for a 7 year old boy who likes fast cars, fast women and fast chocolate milk."