Racing Dreams
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Curry's impressionable, charismatic young subjects are impossible not to care about."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Curry documents the huge pressure placed on these children not only to succeed on the track, but to raise the money needed to continue."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Village Voice
"It's impossible to watch these kids struggle in their daily life and not have some rooting interest in their on-track success."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"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."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Movieline
"Curry has expertly stitched together a 90-minute triumph in crowd-pleasing, wholesome entertainment."
‑ Adam Keleman, Slant Magazine
"That said, Racing Dreams is one of the rare documentaries you leave wishing it was a little bit longer."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"The journey is thrilling -- even if, on some level, you know that these kids are going in circles."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"NASCAR enthusiast or not, it's a universally touching and charming film with the power to capture the heart of any viewer."
‑ Perri Nemiroff,
"At the end of the film's 93 minutes Curry could have invited me to a frog-sexing competition and I'd have happily signed on."
‑ Michelle Orange, Movieline
"[Director Marshall] Curry, who received an Academy Award for his 2005 documentary Street Fight, captures the pulse pounding excitement of the races throughout the multi-state series."
‑ Steve Ramos, Boxoffice Magazine
"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."
‑ Eric Hynes, Time Out New York
"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."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Revealing portrait of 3 very different young people intensely focused on being champions, and the impact of their determination on their devoted families (and vice versa)."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel,
"Nicely captures the milieu of, and the action in, the Go-Kart racing world."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"Marshall Curry's documentary about three bright, personable youngsters who dream of becoming professional NASCAR drivers is simultaneously a feel-good celebration of youthful optimism and a sobering reminder that not all dreams come true."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
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