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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Writer's Post on Movies: Rat Race

This week's challenge is to blog about a favorite movie. When it comes to comedy, there is none funnier than Rat Race. This 2001 film contains an all star cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Bates, Cuba Gooding Jr., Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, Paul Rodriguez and several other big names. If you don't see a familiar face in Rat Race, you don't watch movies.




Although Rat Race is a remake of the 1963 movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, it's even funnier than the original. Multi-millionaire Donald Sinclair (John Cleese) chooses winners from a Vegas slot machine to compete in a race across Nevada to a locker containing a bag with $2,000,000.

Each character has his or her own comedy story which adds to the humor. Here is a clip of Mr. and Mrs. Pear (Jon Lovitz and Kathy Najimy) and kids when they stop at the Barbie museum.




Here's another clip of two brothers Duane Cody (Seth Green) and Blaine Cody (Vince Vieluf) as they find themselves in a bit of trouble on the road. Hysterical but still not their funniest scene in this movie.




And finally, let me share one more short scene with Enrico Pollini (Rowen Atkinson of Mr. Bean fame).



 If you haven't seen Rat Race, go rent it! I dare you not to laugh out loud. You may join the hop by going to http://www.writerspost.net/

16 comments:

Sandee said...

Well, I didn't laugh at any of them. Perhaps I've been without television and movies for way too long. I don't know. Great review though.

Have a terrific day. :)

Joyce Lansky said...

I guess that's why Baskin & Robbins makes 31 flavors. I found this movie hysterical from start to finish, but some of the funniest scenes weren't available on YouTube.

Empty Nest Insider said...

This was great! I just watched the Barbie Museum scene and now I can't wait to see it on Netflix! Excellent review, and the casting of the Lovitz family alone is classic! Julie

Jenn said...

Oh dear goodness--these scenes had me rolling. LOLOL!! I'm going to have to rent this one!! Thanks so much for sharing ;) Jenn.

Russ said...

Great review Jenn. I'll have to check it out. Seems like my kind of funny.

shelly said...

LOL!

Small Town Mommy said...

I've never seen it but I will have to check it out. It looks like a lot of fun.

Nicole Pyles said...

This is great!!! I love this movie! I love these movies with subplots and the like!

Word Nerd said...

I haven't seen it, but I will!

unikorna said...

That sounds like a lovely suggestion. I am a huge House MD, Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy admirer, but I shall try this one for a change. I could use a few laughs after all :). Kisses.

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

OMG - I laughed so hard I had to play them again for the family, and they laughed. Mad Mad Mad World is one of my all time favorite movies. I am shocked that I never heard of this one before. Great review.

SilverNeurotic said...

Rowan Atkinson totally made this movie. I've not seen it in awhile but it's definitely one that always makes me laugh.

Langley Cornwell said...

Well thanks, I've never seen the movie but I think Rowan Atkinson is laugh-out-loud funny.

Susan said...

This was not one of my favorite movies. Maybe I need to watch it again. It's been a really long time since I've seen it. Thanks for sharing and giving me a reminder to check out this flick again!

Kathy said...

I will have to check this movie out! Great review.

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com/

Paula Martin said...

Not my type of movie at all, I'm afraid - but then I don't find Rowan Atkinson the least bit funny in anything! Maybe my fault, I just don't have that kind of sense of humour!