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Rat Race Review


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Crazies, Lucille Ball impersonators, redneck garage mechanics, neo-Nazis, dykes on bikes, cross-dressers, electrified dogs, flying cows, vomit contests, vindictive girlfriends, and Rowan Atkinson's horrible Italian accent are the elements of success for Rat Race, the latest hilarious remake of It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

I know how bad it sounds. But thanks to the comedic talents of Jon Lovitz, Atkinson, John Cleese, and Whoopi Goldberg, plus a sharp script written by Andy Breckman (a writer for TV Funhouse and one of the best Richard Pryor movies, Moving) Rat Race is much better than it should be. In the end, it's summer junk food for the soul.

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Moving (1988) Review


Good
As Richard Pryor non-concert comedies go, Moving is pretty much at the top of the list. That may not be saying much, but Pryor's incredibly put-upon performance makes it mostly worthwhile. The movie follows Pryor as his life bottoms out in New Jersey, only to be renewed by a dream job in Idaho. The relocation process takes center stage, as everything that can go wrong, does. Cute and harmless.
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