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Racing Dreams (2010)

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Critic Consensus: 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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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

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NASCAR enthusiast or not, it's a universally touching and charming film with the power to capture the heart of any viewer.

August 13, 2010 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Curry's impressionable, charismatic young subjects are impossible not to care about.

July 23, 2010 | Rating: 3/5

That said, Racing Dreams is one of the rare documentaries you leave wishing it was a little bit longer.

July 9, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

If nothing else the racing scenes -- which look terrific, crisp and colorful, like the rest of the film -- will help the childless get in touch with their inner hysterical mother.

July 8, 2010 | Rating: 8.5/10

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.

July 7, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Directed by Marshall Curry (whose "Street Fight," about a corrupt Newark mayoral race, nabbed an Academy Award nomination), the perceptively balanced "Dreams" transitions seamlessly from domestic drama to 70-mph heats.

July 6, 2010 | Full Review…

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