Ford v Ferrari

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You might want to drive to the theatre… Making its appearance on screen in November, Ford v Ferrari has an increasing number of fans. Well, it’s going to another level. Ford v Ferrari describes one of the great stories in motorsports.

About

The movie is based on a true story of the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Matt Damon) and the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Christian Bale). Together they battled the laws of physics, corporate interference, and their own personal demons in order to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company. They take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Casts:

  • Christian Bale– Ken Miles, a professional race car driver
  • Matt Damon – Carroll Shelby, an automotive designer and engineer
  • Caitriona Balfe – As Mollie Miles
  • Jon Bernthal – As the vice president of Ford, Lee Iacocca
  • Josh Lucas – As the senior executive vice president of Ford, Leo Beebe
  • Tracy Letts – As the CEO of Ford, Henry Ford II
  • Remo Girone – As the founder of the Italian automobile racing team and sports car manufacturer Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari
  • Noah Jupe – As Peter Miles
  • Ray McKinnon – As Phil Remington

Director: James Mangold

Writers: Jason Keller and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth

Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt were both casts in the starring roles at the beginning of the film’s production. However, it fell through and was replaced by Christian Bale and Matt Damon in February 2018. The shooting started in California in July 2018 and was done is around 2 months. On 30th August 2019 at the Telluride Film Festival, Ford v Ferrari had its world premiere. On the 15th of November 2019, it was theatrically released by 20th Century Fox in the United States.

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Critics

Rotten Tomatoes – An On-review aggregation website, Ford v Ferrari holds a rating of 92% based on 224 reviews. The website’s critics general agreement:

“Ford v Ferrari delivers all the polished auto action audiences will expect – and balances it with enough gripping human drama to satisfy non-racing enthusiasts.”

CinemaScore created a poll where audiences gave the film ‘A+’, a rare grade.

It was given an overall positive score of 87% at PostTrak.

Based on 43 critics, indicating “universal acclaim”, the film was assigned a weighted average score of 81 out of 100 by Metacritic.

Box Office

Ford v Ferrari has grossed $33.8 million as of 18th November 2019 in the US and Canada. In other territories, it’s $22.4 million and the worldwide total is of $56.2 million. All these in less than a week.

Ford v Ferrari was released together with The Good Liar and Charlie’s Angels in the United States and Canada and was projected to gross $23–30 million from 3,528 theatres during its opening weekend.

On its first day, it made $10.9 million and this includes the Thursday night previews of $2.1 million.

Topping the Box Office, Ford v Ferrari went on to debut to $31.5 million

After such success in just a few days, Ford v Ferrari seems to be going in the must watch list of many.

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