The Great Race stars Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood, Tony Curtis, Peter Falk, and Keena Wynn in this 1965, Blake Edwards' film. The Great Race starts in New York and ends in Paris, and a slew of crazy characters are determined to win the race. The overly confident one, The Great Leslie(Curtis) believes it is his right to come in first place, while newspaper reporter, Maggie(Wood) is more interested in talking about women's rights than anything else. We also have the dastardly evil, Professor Fate(Lemmon) and his sidekick, Max(Falk) who are determined to beat Leslie. This film is sooooo long! It really didn't need to be so long, and they could have easily cut the film in half. I found Tony to be especially annoying in this, mainly because it seemed like he was reading off cue-cards. While adorable and sweet, Natalie's character didn't really hold much of an interest for me. If Jack wasn't in this film, it would honestly be a horrific film, but he was just so awesome! He was so funny and charismatic, and I loved his "evil laugh". He was the only good part about this movie. The story-line felt very weak to me, and there weren't many laughs in this nearly 3 hour film.
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