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This racing film about cars is about much more than that – it's about finding out who you truly are

23.11.2019

This racing film about cars is about much more than that – it's about finding out who you truly are

Cars are much more than just pieces of metal that get us from here to there. They are very often a time capsule representing the most important moments in our life.

Almost instantaneously I fell madly in love with the sport and soon I was watching the Grand Prix every second weekend on my couch by myself. Something that had not existed within my frame of reference just a few months earlier had now rather unceremoniously become my comfortable escape.

The speeding bullets of steel no longer flash by me in a daze; instead, I know the driver's backstory, their goals, their struggles, and the battle they fight on the track. I become a passenger nervous and eager for my underdog team to surprise with a win.

Starring Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby and a gaunt-looking Christian Bale as the legendary Ken Miles, this sporting drama starts like any other good race - filled with promises, it hits obstacles in the middle, and by the end hangs the giant question mark on whether or not the team you are rooting for can actually make it.

Yes, I laughed out loud, did a few celebratory fist bumps in the air, and shed a tear when it touched on something deeply personal.

is not about building a race car, it's about friendship, family, finding out who you truly are. Go watch with full abandon and embrace it will all you got. You won’t be sorry.

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