Ford v Ferrari


American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

In two words, this movie is both intense and frustrating. Not to mention really loud. Tires squealed constantly. It had a surprising amount of emotional highs and lows, but it was also laugh-out-loud funny.

This movie is frustrating because of the aforementioned corporate interference. Ford wants to win at Le Mans, of course, but they also want to project a wholesome image of their company. Ken Miles is, well, a bit rough around the edges. However, he’s also the one of the best race car drivers in the world, so as much as they might not like him, they need him.

Christian Bale plays Ken Miles. His British accent was so thick it was almost unintelligible. But the difficulty in hearing it may have also been because he was shouting over the noise of the cars.

Caitriona Balfe – as Ken’s wife, Mollie Miles – is really good at being angry. Mollie Miles isn’t someone to be messed with. Even though Mollie is British, Caitriona’s natural Irish accent was audible at times, which was cool.

Noah Jupe plays Ken and Mollie’s son, Peter Miles. And he actually got to use his voice this time, which was nice to hear. He did have some lines in A Quiet Place, but as that the dialogue in that movie is mostly sign language, he didn’t speak much. Ford v Ferrari was a smaller role for him, but he was adorable nonetheless.

This movie is definitely worth seeing. It keeps the audience of the edge of their seats for an entire two-and-a-half-hours. It puts the pedal to the metal and doesn’t let up.


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