Thursday, November 14, 2019
Ford v Ferrari is a glorious throwback to the era when big stars did quality movies about actual people with real-life problems, but the scripts nevertheless adhered to basic Hollywood formulae such as “Have an exciting climax.” Today, the “awards-season” pictures tend to be allergic to entertainment, and they often trickle out rather than conclude. They seem more interested in making us feel guilty than inspiring us. Ford v Ferrari, though, is delightful old-school entertainment.
I am so going to see this movie, probably by myself, but I'll see it. I still remember watching Grand Prix in 1966, when I was only 9. That's when I was inoculated with the car bug, of which I've had a mild case ever since.