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I own ALOT of Movies but Why? I go to ALOT of movies but Why? I watch ALOT of movies but Why? A movie a day for one year. that is my first 365 blog challenge. I am putting all my movies in a box and pulling them at random, including the ones owned by the wife.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

42. Rat Race

               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!


  1. I agree! Very Funny movie that for some reason never got the praises it should have. All star ensemble cast that just rocks! Jimmy is right Rowan Atkinson steals the entire movie with his character. There are just too many good, funny scenes to tell you about...Seth Green and the balloon and the've just gotta watch it. I actually saw this movie in an airplane while flying to Rome on and from! Enjoyed it both times. Worth owning 100%

  2. Jon Lovitz giving a speech to a group of World War II veterans, would rank up there with the scene in mean girls where she gets hit by the bus. That's comedy wrapped up in a soft taco shell to served with a side of funny.

  3. You should have bought a squirrel!

  4. Oh my gosh!I have laughed so hard so many times watching this movie! I have laughed so hard that I peed my pants, literally! It had an awesome set of characters and great story line of everyone not only competing for a prize, but ultimately doing something that helps the greater good AND sucking the betting men into helping with the charity as well. This is definitely a two thumbs up movie for me and my family!

  5. It's ahh race! I hope I weeen! lmbo! Oh goodness! I have this on DVD and I am surpised it still plays for how many times I have watched it. The cast was great! I loved all the actors/actresses in it. I still laugh every time I watch it!