Friday, July 7, 2006


We saw Cars (*** Good) today.  This one is for you, car racing fans.  It is safe family fun.  The animation is good.  There is a moral to the story that is good for kids to see.

Paul Newman (1950s Hudson race car) and Owen Wilson (hot rookie race car) are good in their parts.  Everybody was good in their parts.  The surprise for me was Tony Shalhoub as Luigi, the Italian car.  I never would have guessed the voice of the little car speaking with an Italian accent was the same actor that plays Monk.

One of my favorite things about the movie is that Randy Newman did the music.  Also, the over the top corny one line jokes are worth a smile; for example, "I'm as happy as a tornado in a trailer park.", etc.

Roger Ebert and also the NY Times give it a mixed review.  They say it plays it too safe.

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