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Overall C+

All his life Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) has dreamed of competing in a cross-country rally. With the support of his parents (John Goodman and Susan Sarandon) and girlfriend (Christina Ricci), the young man hones his natural skills. But the hotshot driver soon discovers he will need more than his incredible talent and his Mach 5 vehicle to beat a power-hungry tycoon (Roger Allam) intent on profiting from the racing world by fixing the matches.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity C+
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of action, some violence and language.

Talk to your kids about…

Speed Racer

Although racing is important to Speed’s father, what does he say means more to him? How can a person balance business and family interests?

What effect does corporate intervention have in the sport of car racing? How does it influence the outcome of the races and the development of new technology?

According to http://www.wiki.answers.com, the Indianapolis 500 is the only race where drivers drink milk after winning a race.