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Saturday, January 02, 2010

The Circuit DVD Review

The Circuit DVD Review

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Synopsis: A father and his estranged daughter rev up their engines and go head-to-head in the exciting drama, The Circuit, arriving on DVD January 5 from Vivendi Entertainment and RHI Entertainment. Michelle Trachtenberg (“Gossip Girl,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) stars as racing protégé Kylie Shine; she’s got beauty and brains, matched only by her skill on the racetrack.  The child of legendary racecar driver Al Shines (Billy Campbell; “The O.C.”), Kylie is a star on the rise; only her father will not acknowledge it.  When Al is dropped from his racing team, Kylie is given the ultimate chance to prove herself when she is asked to fill her father’s shoes.  Caught up in the fast-paced world of racing, boys and being a teenager, Kylie is on the verge of losing herself while trying to become the best. An ABC Family original movie,The Circuitwill be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $14.93.

Review: The Circuit is a film about the relationship between father and daughter.  The car racing is really just a backdrop.  The basic premise of this film is that the main character Kylie is a new rising star in the racing world.  Her father abandoned her to her aunt after her mother passed away, so they have a very strained relationship and haven't even spoken in two years.

Kylie becomes more and more involved in racing and at a very seemingly convenient moment her father shows up with advice.  Kylie ignores him and presses on.   We find out quickly that the promoter is trying to expolit Kylie and her father, but her father will have nothing to do with it.  He's trying to do right by his daughter for once.   In the midst of this Kylie also falls for a teammate and some romantic sparks begin to fly.

This is a nice, albeit predictable, film that does entertain. It was a nice watch and actually turned out better than I thought it would.  I would recommend, especially for tweens and above.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars