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Need For Speed

The video game series about driving insanely expensive European sports cars really fast gets transformed into a movie about ... you guessed it. Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") is our leading man, a mostly taciturn mechanic/driver who gets framed for a crime by his archenemy, NASCAR stud Dominic Cooper ("Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond"). The plot revolves mostly around our hero's attempts to drive across the country in less than two days in order to compete against his rival in a secret underground road race. How will that prove his innocence? Eh, Need For Speed will work that out later. It's definitely speedy, aping Smokey and the Bandit, Vanishing Point and countless other '70s car chase films. Sadly the script makes next to no sense. 130 minutes PG-13.