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Love the Beast (2009)

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What if you were a Hollywood movie star with an obsession for cars and racing? You would probably read every script with even the tiniest link to the subject matter, in the hope that you ... See full summary »

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What if you were a Hollywood movie star with an obsession for cars and racing? You would probably read every script with even the tiniest link to the subject matter, in the hope that you could tell a great car story of the likes of "Grand Prix", "Le Mans" or "Mad Max". Then one day you happened to open your garage door and sitting there, right in front of you, was the film you had been searching for. This is what happened to Eric Bana and this time around, the co-star is his very own Ford GT Falcon Coupe- THE BEAST. Eric realized the story was in fact, about him, his first car, a lifetime of ownership and a lifetime of friendship. He set about documenting his own 25 year long love story. A simple tale of one man's ongoing relationship with his very first car. After years of precious restoration, Eric and his 3 closest friends, decided to enter the car into one of the most grueling and dangerous motor races that exists: The Targa Tasmania Rally. This would be a personal Everest for ... Written by Anonymous

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Eric Bana: It's hard for me to describe my obsession with motor racing, or what it actually feels like to drive a race car on the limit. There's a focus and an intensity that I don't find anywhere else. You're always on the edge, and you never hold anything back. It's just ten tenths every second. It's a zone that feeds your competitive nature. When a car gets past you, you just want to go after them, you want to chase them down, you want to pass them. It's primal. But then there's another side to it, ...
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Even If You Aren't Into Racing, an Engrossing Labor of Love!
18 October 2013 | by (Pasto, Colombia) – See all my reviews

My wife and I caught this at the Orlando Film Festival. Overall, I'm glad we did. GENRES Listed here for LOVE The BEAST are: Documentary; Sports Documentaries; Car Culture; Motorsports...among others. They should have added: Eric Bana! The three major draws here are:

A) Car Culture--If you are REALLY into cars, you'll probably LOVE it! As one would tend to gather from the title, The BEAST is an extremely intense labor of love. When you come right down to it, this film is more love story than it is Documentary.

B) Racing-- Over half this "DOC" is full-bore, super-charged racing in the 5-day, grueling annual race in Tasmania. There are some excellent crash sequences, taken with on-board cameras; and, of course...

C) Eric Bana--I think he is the primary reason my wife seemed to enjoy this a tad more than I did! Despite the fact that neither of us have more than a tepid interest in any of the A) B) or C) options, we were surprised at how much we both enjoyed BEAST. Watching someone on screen share a single-mindedness of purpose that is the result of a lifelong passion/obsession, is virally infectious! It is certainly something you almost never encounter in the workaday world.

So overwhelming and intimidating are Bana's energy, focus and "try, try, try again" determination, that it gives me pause to re-evaluate his movie acting career and watch more films in which he appears! Please note that Eric Bana also Directs and is listed as one of the Producers. So, LOVE the BEAST is a classic example of putting your money where your muffler is! Ooops! Wait a minute...600+ Horsepower Racing Muscle Cars don't have mufflers, now do they?! My Rating: 8* My wife's: 9*.....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English or Español, are most welcome!

KissEnglishPasto@Yahoo.com


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