Racing Dreams (2010)

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Racing Dreams follows three kids during a pivotal, career-making or breaking year, who dream of one day racing in NASCAR.Academy Award nominated director, Marshall Curry (Street Fight), takes us into the lives of Annabeth (11 years old), Josh (12), and Brandon (13) as they compete for the World Karting Association's National Championship. Clocking speeds of up to 70 mph in extreme racing karts, these young racers hope to follow the scores of great NASCAR drivers who got their start in racing's version of the little league.As they race their way through the year-long Championship series, they also navigate the treacherous road between childhood and young adulthood. In intimate moments of young love and family struggle we experience a time in life when allof us are just beginning to figure out who we are. -- (C) Official Site
Rating: PG (for some thematic elements and brief language.)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Documentary , Special Interest , Sports & Fitness
Directed By: Marshall Curry
In Theaters: wide
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Curry's impressionable, charismatic young subjects are impossible not to care about.

July 22, 2010
Los Angeles Times
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That said, Racing Dreams is one of the rare documentaries you leave wishing it was a little bit longer.

Full Review… | July 9, 2010
New York Times
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Marshall Curry's sleek documentary captures the second-hand thrill of watching tweens hurtle at 70 mph around a blacktop, as it follows three potential superkarters over the course of a single season.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Time Out
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Curry documents the huge pressure placed on these children not only to succeed on the track, but to raise the money needed to continue.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Village Voice
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The journey is thrilling -- even if, on some level, you know that these kids are going in circles.

Full Review… | July 5, 2010
New York Magazine/Vulture
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For casual race fans, Racing Dreams is a real eye-opener. And it's a darned entertaining way to get a handle on a sport that can seem like a bunch of cars doing circles for a crowd that seems most interested in seeing that next epic wreck.

Full Review… | May 19, 2010
Orlando Sentinel
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