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‘Turbo’ Drives Home Positive Life Lessons With High-Octane Underdog Tale.

19 Jul

Rivers of Hope

'Turbo' opened July 17.
Turbo‘ opened July 17.

Forget about the little engine, this is about the little snail that could.

Forget about reality also, as Turbo tells the impossible-to-believe tale of an everyday garden snail who wants to achieve his biggest dream—win the Indianapolis 500. The 3-D comedy’s premise may be farfetched, but DreamWorks Animation’s latest toon is family friendly, offering lots of fun and excitement for kids and adults alike.

It also borrows its underdog story somewhat from Pixar’s Ratatouille, in which Remy the rat dreams of becoming a chef. But Turbo is endearing, winsome and “better fast than furious”—as its tagline touts.

Toiling at the tomato plant by day with his older brother Chet (voiced by Paul Giamatti), Theo/Turbo (Ryan Reynolds) spends all his non-working time watching VHS tapes of his idol, French racing champ Guy Gagné (Bill Hader).

“The sooner you accept the dull, miserable nature…

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