Rush, with Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl & Olivia Wilde. Director, Ron Howard. The Grand Prix is a world of its own & though I’m not familiar with it, this film was enjoyable & exciting.
Hemsworth is almost excellent, as the legendary, philandering playboy James Hunt highlighting his career in terms of his competition with Niki Lauda, played by Bruhl. However; I’m quite sure, by commonsense alone, that Hunt’s career & mindset wasn’t totally ruled by this competition & I seriously doubt he was obsessed & obsessed over by Lauda.
The movie’s mid-1970’s backdrop was a fine accomplishment, though the sets weren’t necessarily filled with an environment thereof. But the illusion was perfect, accomplished with old footage, enhanced & edited nicely.
Bruhl is superb in his portrayal. Sober & methodical, physically chosen for the part – as was Hemsworth.
Wilde’s role as Hunt’s fashion model wife Suzy Miller wasn’t really substantial but she was able to shine through this limitation to give life to a minor role.
I recommend the film. While Hemsworth isn’t the greatest thespian possible in such a drama the production carries it all along nicely, with Bruhl in the lead.