Where do these writers come up with these insanely funny ideas that make you laugh almost the whole time.....lines like, "I'm prairie dogging.....", Gloria Allred making fun of herself...., Amy Smart being angry then nice. There are too many funny one liners that you laugh and laugh. The casting, the scenes, the mood is one of just great fun.
Jon Lovitz is really funny having a run in with skin heads and driving a car belonging to a very famous Nazi. One way that this flick exceeded Mad....World is that you had a couple, a whole family, a mom and her daughter, a couple of teenage guys, along with a smattering of single males working their way across the desert from Las Vegas to Silver City New Mexico. Anyone who has driven across the desert will recognize some of the places.....is there really a Barbie Museum :-). How funny can you get???
Cuba Gooding does a very funny job as a professional referee down on his luck, meeting the Lucy convention....where did that come from? The girls doing the Lucy imitations were a great treat...so very fun to see so many have the opportunity to be in a movie.
The movie is fast action, there is a lot of stories all coming together, you have the unigue scenes relating to a couple who just met, a whole family, a mother and daughter, two older teenagers, a few single people all going for the same reward and each taking their own route to the train station.
Look for funny lines like..."how do you start it.." I mean really, who thought of that? It is just plain funny. I can't understand how anyone could not rate this a pure 5 all the way.
I have recommended Rat Race to all of my friends, and I do not do that with many movies.....get Rat Race and have a good two hours of side splitting fun.