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Racing Dreams

PG Released May 21, 2010 1h 37m Documentary List
100% Tomatometer 27 Reviews 93% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Marshall Curry goes behind the scenes of the World Karting Association, a youth racing league that often serves as a springboard to NASCAR. Curry documents the skills and challenges of three teen racers -- Josh Hobson, Brandon Warren and Annabeth Barnes. Along with exciting race footage, the audience is provided background on the racers and their unique situations: Hobson's professionalism, Warren's anger issues and Barnes' struggle with commitment. Read More Read Less
Racing Dreams

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Racing Dreams offers an absorbing peek at the lives of young NASCAR hopefuls that should resonate with racing enthusiasts as well as viewers with no connection to the sport.

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Perri Nemiroff CinemaBlend NASCAR enthusiast or not, it's a universally touching and charming film with the power to capture the heart of any viewer. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 13, 2010 Full Review Robert Abele Los Angeles Times Curry's impressionable, charismatic young subjects are impossible not to care about. Rated: 3/5 Jul 23, 2010 Full Review Stephen Holden New York Times That said, Racing Dreams is one of the rare documentaries you leave wishing it was a little bit longer. Rated: 3.5/5 Jul 9, 2010 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com Deeply personal and extraordinarily insightful. Rated: 3.0/4.0 Sep 20, 2020 Full Review Renee Schonfeld Common Sense Media Tweens in Go-Karts race for glory in lively docu. Rated: 4/5 Jan 28, 2015 Full Review Jeremy Heilman MovieMartyr.com It's impossible to watch these kids struggle in their daily life and not have some rooting interest in their on-track success. Rated: 65/100 Jul 12, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Interesting coming-of-age documentary set in the world of junior go-kart racing. Bonus points for a great soundtrack by The National Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Documentario para fans de motor sports ou nao. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Relatively interesting window on aspiring race car drivers in middle America. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Terrible name, great documentary Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Uh, i'd rather see how they learnt to race so well, than a bunch of races, where they all do well. Success stories like his happen all the time, this is just one which was documented. And the way the characters behave and never look at the camera can make em' all actors too. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member A well made and engaging documentary makes racing interesting even when you're not a fan. The three subjects are good on camera and the racing gets pretty tense. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Marshall Curry goes behind the scenes of the World Karting Association, a youth racing league that often serves as a springboard to NASCAR. Curry documents the skills and challenges of three teen racers -- Josh Hobson, Brandon Warren and Annabeth Barnes. Along with exciting race footage, the audience is provided background on the racers and their unique situations: Hobson's professionalism, Warren's anger issues and Barnes' struggle with commitment.
Director
Marshall Curry
Producer
Bristol Baughan, Marshall Curry
Screenwriter
Marshall Curry
Distributor
Hannover House
Rating
PG (Brief Language|Some Thematic Elements)
Genre
Documentary
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 21, 2010, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 7, 2012
Box Office (Gross USA)
$55.6K
Runtime
1h 37m