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  • Actors: Annabeth Barnes, Josh Hobson, Brandon Warren, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
  • Directors: Marshall Curry
  • Format: Blu-ray, NTSC
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Hannover House
  • DVD Release Date: October 26, 2010
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003VNJIVU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441,215 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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RACING DREAMS is the award winning coming-of-age story about three kids who dream of one day racing in NASCAR. Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker, Marshall Curry, takes us into the lives of Annabeth (11 years old), Josh (12), and Brandon (13) as they compete for the championship in the World Karting Association's National Series -- widely considered the Little League for professional racing. Clocking speeds of up to 70 mph, these young drivers race their way through the year-long National Series that spawned many of NASCAR's top drivers. And at the same time, they navigate the treacherous road between childhood and young adulthood. In intimate moments of young love and family struggle, this exciting and often humorous story has been fondly described as part CATCHER IN THE RYE and part TALLEDEGA NIGHTS.

Review

The best film of the year... make no mistake, this one is an instant classic! --The Los Angeles Times

An exciting, poignant tale of growing up fast with adult ambitions. --New York Magazine

Among those not to miss: Racing Dreams, Marshall Curry's absorbing portrait of young go-kart racers, is one of the year's best. --The Washington Post

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This is one of the best docs I have ever seen.
doclover99
This is much more about dreams, and is a film for families and anyone dealing with young teens at this crucial turning point in their lives.
Pauline Kael-Jones
The racing looks like a lot of fun, even though these youngsters take it very seriously.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Pauline Kael-Jones on September 28, 2010
Format: DVD
This is one of the year's best films, and one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. Don't be misled by the title's implication that this is a film for racing fans. This is much more about dreams, and is a film for families and anyone dealing with young teens at this crucial turning point in their lives. Director Marshall Curry is a talent to watch. He skillfully captures the tension, drama and subtext of his subjects, without crossing into an emotional manipulation of his audience. I concur with the unanimous praise bestowed upon Racing Dreams by the 20+ national reviewers on the RottenTomatoes website, who have given the film a 100% fresh ranking, the year's best score!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Terry Mott, Jr. on February 16, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This current version purchased has no closed caption/English Subtitle not included in this documentary film, I really like go-kart racing stuff... would like to replace with latest version of this DVD or on Blu-Ray to have English Subtitle in it(we are hearing impaired viewers and using HDMI cable between player/TV, cannot pass TV closed caption through HDMI cable, only subtitle will work)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NYFB [Je suis Charlie ET Ahmed] TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 23, 2015
Format: DVD
This is not a kid movie. This is a movie starring three kids, but what is the different about these kids is they are mature and talented kids competing in art of racing and trying to make it to the top at an early age. What is admiring throughout this documentary is their parents and grandparents who give it all, their energy, their love, their time, their dedication in order for these kids to become a successful star in auto racing. To be number one takes a lot and in this documentary you get to see three different individuals with three completely different family settings, with all the emotional baggage that comes with growing up. All that with one big difference, these kids have to be at their best in the game of racing, one race at a time. Branden's grandparents are one loving and caring individuals and the same goes for the other two families. It is amazing how well these families interact and behave with these these kids at such an emotional stage of their lives. Annabeth Barnes is only an eleven year old driver and she already has the spirit of a champion. Watch and see what it takes to even be considered to qualify as a auto race driver. None of these families who star in this documentary are rich and auto racing requires a considerable chunk of investment to even stay in the game. A must see movie. Bravo,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Duran on April 23, 2013
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I have watched racing for over 15 years and my nephew has shown interest in cars lately too. So after I saw this on Netflix I decided I would buy it because of how great the over all story is. I showed my nephew and he was ecstatic about it. Great for the whole family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Micole D. on November 3, 2012
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Beautiful documentary that both my sons and grandsons enjoyed watching TOGETHER!!! 'Cause they're all little boys at heart, right. Oh, yeah, the rest of the family -- the girls -- really enjoyed it too. Especially 'cause 'the guys' were QUIET AND FOCUSED for a change.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aaron VanCleve on September 12, 2011
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I have always disliked oval racing and still do BUT.... This is different!!! If you hate American oval racing you need to watch this. This doc really opened my eyes to what these young drivers work towards. The passion these kids have is amazing and I felt like I was 11 again. The three children in this film are all very gifted and will be very good racers. A definite 5 stars! Please make a sequel so I can see how they do in those awesome cars!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By doclover99 on October 16, 2010
Format: DVD
This is one of the best docs I have ever seen. It plays like a real film and the stories of the kids and their parents remind me of my own family. Don't miss it!
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By R. McCallay on April 14, 2014
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Enjoyed watching this video. Hope the youngsters are successful in their quest to become NASCAR drivers. Recommended for all young folks interested in becoming professional race drivers.
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