Racing Dreams

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Tweens in go-karts race for glory in lively docu.

PG 2010 95 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 10+

Amazing documentary on the dreams of three very different children

This documentary follows three extraordinary children with one dream- to be professional NASCAR drivers through jr. go-cart racing. Brandon is a boy who "has no fears."He comes from a troubled and broken home so he has grown up under the care of his lovely grandparents. Josh is a honor-role student who is also great at racing. He has gone on and is currently still racing and is poised to jump into the famed NASCAR league. Annabeth is also a great role-model. She defied the rest of her classmates beliefs and became a serious racer. This educational documentary teaches children morals and shows the lives of these children.

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age 6+

Great movie for ALL ages, including little kids and adults

My son watched this movie when he was 5 years old and LOVED it. He loved the characters and especially the karts and racing. He and my then 7 year old were super excited by the graphics displaying where each racer was in the standings. My 7 year old girl adored Annabeth who is sweet and funny and a great racer. Older kids, of course, pick up more of the themes, but the difficult ones are presented in a way that goes over the little kids heads but doesn't confuse them or the movie. And, of course, it is great for adults as well. Basically, it is great for anyone who is or has been a kid with hopes and dreams! We love it and have watched it many times. Each time our kids pick up on more of the the more grown-up themes.

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