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Speed Racer

The Wachowski brothers throw every visual trick in the book into this live-action adaptation of the classic Japanese cartoon. The result is a 10,000 RPM action movie that's somehow more cartoony than an actual cartoon. Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) is our boy Speed, a futuristic race car driver who dreams of winning the legendary cross-country rally that claimed the life of his older brother. John Goodman and Susan Sarandon are along for the ride as Mom and Pops Racer, and Christina Ricci offers support as Speed's loyal g.f. Trixie. It's probably too over-the-top for many audiences, but--if you can get into the proper 8-year-old mindset--this is pure techno-bliss. 129 minutes PG.