Genius. Pure Genius. One of the most underrated and underappreciated movies of all time. I can barely even think of a movie that is funnier than this movie. And the cast? Has there ever been a better ensemble cast for a movie--ever? Not a weak person in the cast. Again, this movie is pure genius.
Rat Race is brought to you by the famous Jerry Zucker. Zucker who has also graced the world with Airplane! And The Naked Gun movies. Rat Race follows a group of people as they race from Las Vegas to Silver City New Mexico. Why are they racing? Well, they are racing to the train station in Silver City in the hopes of winning 2 million dollars in cash. Even though there is no actual guarantee that the money is even there. But off they Go!
|Its a race! I hope I win!|
I could go on and on about the wonderful cast that includes Seth Myers, Whoopi Goldberg and Cuba Gooding Jr. But that would be a very long blog. So I will just address my favorite which is Rowan Atkinson. He is absolutely the funniest thing in this movie. Literally from the moment he walks in (Have you seen this room?!) to the very end (I can almost touch it!) he steals the movie. Hands down. Atkinson is pure genius of comedy. So if you are in the mood to watch a very, very, very funny movie, watch Rat Race. And if the humor isn’t enough the rock band Smash Mouth rocks out at the end. Also Jon Lovitz giving a speech to a group of World War II veterans may just be the funniest scene of all time.
Final Verdict: I love this movie. A MUST OWN!