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Maggie Peyton is the new owner of Number 53--the free wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own; she puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor. As a third generation member of a NASCAR family, racing is in Maggie Peyton's blood, but she is forbidden from pursuing her dream by her overprotective father, Ray Peyton, Sr. When Ray Sr. offers Maggie a car as a college graduation present, he takes her to a junkyard to choose one from an assortment of very used cars. Maggie has her eye on an old Nissan, but a certain rusty, banged up '63 VW Bug seems to be clamoring for her attention. To her surprise, Maggie leaves the lot with Herbie. As she prepares to leave town for a position with ESPN News, Maggie discovers that Herbie has a mind of his own--and an alternate route for her future. Written by
The original script was greenlit largely because the studio liked its decisions to A) place the Herbie character into a realistic world and B) make Herbie's powers subtle and presented in small increments. Later script revisions ended up presenting a more cartoonish and fantasy-based world. See more »
Herbie's inside mirror disappears and re-appears apparently at random. See more »
If you don't like movies about a car with a mind of its own, or movies with Lindsey Lohan, or movies that are just plain fun with no sex, no violence, and no profanity, then skip this review.
I don't understand why people say this movie is so bad. Maybe because it has all of the things I have listed above. Maybe people just don't like innocent fantasies that harken back to a simpler time.
I was 37 when this movie came out and saw it six times in the theater, and not because of Lindsey Lohan. This movie captured the spirit of the original Herbie. Yes, the characters are flat and one-dimensional. Yes, the movie is predictable. Who cares? It proves you don't have to have sex, violence, and profanity to make a good family film.
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