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Fast Girl

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Fairly wholesome racing movie with death of a parent.

Movie PG 2008 85 minutes
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FAST GIRL offers little in the way of surprises, but it's a pleasant, largely wholesome movie about racing. It has a mostly admirable female character whose determination presents a nice counter to the tired, predictable, sexism of racing culture. The film's premise of a father's death as the reason behind the main character's hangups on the track makes this story more suitable for older kids. Plus, there's a bar scene where drinking turns a character tipsy which may warrant further discussion.

Kids will enjoy the racing action and fast cars, and teen girls may appreciate watching a back-talking young woman best her male detractors. Parents who like racing may find the cars and action a perfectly passable distraction for a family comedy, in no small part because of the surprise acting chops of American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini in the role of fellow race car driver Darryl.

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