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• USA: Apr 15, 2005
Down and Derby Website
Rated PG for some crude humor and brief mild language.
1 hour, 33 minutes
Studio Innovation Film Group
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• Down and Derby (2005)
|Genre: Comedy, Family|
Tagline: Because the Pinewood Derby is more than just a race
Plot: Down and Derby is a family comedy about a small-town Pinewood Derby competition that transforms an average group of dads into an awkward bunch of competitors. The parental pursuit of first place – in a race intended for 7-10 year olds – gets the best of them as they all disregard the event's ideals and completely take over the design, planning and construction of the cars. In the crazed world of derby fever, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color or attach a decal! Hilarity builds as the dads teeter on the edge of insanity and resort to backstabbing, cover-ups and sabotage. The farce reaches comical and outrageous levels when in the end, a surprise twist reminds us to never take ourselves too seriously or underestimate what kids can do.
This comedy satirizes the desperate behavior of parents who compete with one another through their children, a social dynamic seen in everyday activities ranging from little league to beauty pageants to science fairs.
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