World's Fastest Indian, The
Source: Catholic News Service
Feel-good film about real-life New Zealand race car driver Burt Munro, an elderly man with his 1920s Indian Twin Scout motorbike, who against all odds packed up and went to the United States to break the land speed record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats. Roger Donaldson has directed Anthony Hopkins to give one of his very best screen performances, so natural it hardly looks as if he's acting, and the inspiring themes of perseverance, defying the odds, and Burt's nonjudgmental embrace of humanity balance the sometimes lumbering pace of a longish length (more than two hours), and his character's atheistic worldview. Scattered profanity, permissive view of premarital sex, a transvestite character, brief solicitation by a prostitute, drug use, some innuendo. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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