Car Wash details
|Starring:||Tracy Reed, Lorraine Gary, The Pointer Sisters, Clarence Muse, Antonio Fargas, Irwin Corey, Bill Duke, Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, George Carlin, Garrett Morris, Ivan Dixon, Sul, Richard Brestoff|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Jul 2003|
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An enjoyable film about nothingBy howie (29 reviews) from Hertford , 08 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]My kids joined this film about 10 minutes in and asked if it was 'Starsky & Hutch'? No, boys, this is the seventies the first time around: wide flares, narrow skateboards, huge afros, wah-wah overload on every funky song, set in an era when some petrol stations still did car washes by hand. The film details a day in the life of a car wash, and as such comes across as an extended sit-com episode, except you don't normally get Antonio Fargas, Richard Pryor and Chris Rock in sit-coms. It's a charmingly irreverant, upbeat film, with a great soundtrack. Not quite American Graffiti, but of a similar ilk. It probably suffers in comparison because it does not really focus in any sort of depth on any of the characters, but that's par for the course in an ensemble piece.
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FluffBy a customer from Sandgate , 08 Mar 2009A pleasurable reminder of the 70s, but how much serious stuff is at the base of this film? I liked the music
Put a smile on my faceBy Tracker (8 reviews) from Manchester , 03 Dec 2007I hadn't seen this film for many years but remembered a feel good factor which was still there when I watched it again this weekend. At times frivolous then at other times pathos, it is warm and colourful. Set in the innocent 70's with the flares, bright clothes and big afros it struts and funks along at a pace driven by the beautiful music of Rose Royce; how can it fail!
It takes a swipe at both Christianity and Islam in the black community while showing that caring for each other is what really matters.
This film is wonderful and makes me want to return to the simpler times of the 70's (sad).
Utter GemBy Chris Sutcliffe from Orkney , 24 Sep 2007If only for the wonderful long panning shot during the opening titles, this film is fabulous.
It is a telling comment on racism between all, not just duallist black/white.
Including a sublime sax solo when the character Muhamed Aqaba plays in the changing room.
And even better no Hollywood happy ending - well not for everyone
okBy a customer from Minehead Somerset , 08 May 2005for a wet afternoon--not as good as i remembered it !!
okBy a customer from minehead somerset , 08 May 2005for a wet afternoon--not as good as i remembered it