Run Time: Parenthood (1989)

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Weist, Rick Moranis, Jason Robards, Keanu Reeves
Running Time: 2 hours, 4 mins.

Today’s Film:

parenthood -poster

This scene got me thinking:

I think Ron Howard digs racing. And weirdly, it’s already re-defined his career twice. Pre-2013, with projects like The Dilemma and Angels & Demons, Howard was slipping into ‘Dad’s Favorite Director’ territory. ‘Reliability’ had now become predictability. But then this happened:

So visceral. So high-octane. More like Tony Scott and less like Clint Eastwood. (And it seems to be sticking.) But I shouldn’t have been surprised. Here was Howard’s 1st film as director:

Grand Theft Auto
is an automotive orgy bursting with T-boned explosions. Its trailer ACTUALLY brags about the total number of cars trashed. Which means, as Howard was chancing his ENTIRE career, it’s cars that he felt safest to shoot. I mean, he even wrote the thing. (124).

This Film’s Trailer:

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