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Herbie: Fully Loaded

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Herbie: Fully Loaded

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
G
runtime:
101 minutes
Wide Release Date:
06/24/05
performer:
Lindsay Lohan, Matt Dillon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Michael Keaton, Justin Long, Breckin Meyer, Rusty Wallace
director:
Angela Robinson
distributor:
Walt Disney Pictures
author:
Robert Ben Garant, Alfred Gough, Thomas Lennon, Miles Millar
genre:
Kids and Family, Comedy

We gave it a B

It’s a good bet that the intended audience for Herbie: Fully Loaded isn’t familiar with the Herbies that have ground gears and batted headlight eyelids before in the kitsch Disney franchise: The groovy 1963 Volkswagen Bug with racing in its blood (or in its transmission fluid) and matchmaking in its heart (or in its engine block) was a sentimental invention of a kinder, fuzzier automotive era. And for those newbies, this update, starring peppery Disney re-do queen Lindsay Lohan as wannabe car racer Maggie Peyton, is as serviceable an introduction as any to the notion of a sentient set of wheels. Among the clues that this is not your father’s Volkswagen: Maggie’s a college graduate with career options that include a gig at ESPN; and Herbie has the hots for a snazzy late-model yellow VW Beetle, the sight of which makes his radio antenna extend.