Posted on September 29, 2013


Rush – James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) begin a rivalry as  Formula One drivers in the early 70s.  Both are extremely competent but have totally different approaches to the extremely dangerous sport.  Hunt is all about having a good time, taking risks and having “big balls”  while Bruhl is all business with precision and percentages.  They trade jabs at each other.  Lauda thinks little of Hunt’s playboy lifestyle and Hunt makes fun of Lauda’s rat-like face and “early to bed” philosophy.

They also trade leads for the championship several times until Niki goes up in flames, literally.  His face is burnt to a crisp.  It seemed to me to be totally unnecessary to show it up close or to show the procedure of vacuuming his lungs.

Based on the true story of these drivers lives, mentions are made of Mario Andretti and Richard Burton who had an affair with Hunt’s wife, Suzy (Olivia Wilde).  You get to see a little backal nudity of Hemsworth in addition to several close-ups of his brilliant eyes.   A Ron Howard/Brian Glazer film.


Posted in: September 2013