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''Cars''

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Cars

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
G
runtime:
116 minutes
Wide Release Date:
06/09/06
performer:
Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin
director:
John Lasseter
distributor:
Walt Disney Pictures
author:
John Lasseter
genre:
Animation, Kids and Family

We gave it a B-

This West Coast dance-pop ingenue drives Gary Numan’s ’80s synth-pop classic, ”Cars,” into the ’90s by pumping it up with new lyrics and a funky backbeat, courtesy of producer Sir Mix-A-Lot (who provides a typically speedy rap cameo as well). Unfortunately, Tia’s version runs out of gas due to her flat vocals, which evoke memories of less-inspired ’80s Moog drones like Missing Persons. B-