Ford v Ferrari | Spoiler Review and Lessons Learned

We both enjoyed the real-life story of Miles’ and Shelby’s Le Mans win in 1966 in Ford v Ferrari. Bale and Damon were incredible as the two that led to victory.

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Lessons Learned from Ford v Ferrari

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Dusty: Sometimes it is worth it to take huge risks and lay everything on the line.

  • Shelby put his entire company on the line when he was confident in his team and his driver.  Inspirational.

Sky: Don’t insult somebody who can do something about it.

  • Enzo Ferrari made a huge mistake by insulting the Deuce, which prompted Ford to “go to war” against Ferrari in Le Mans.

Great acting by Christian Bale (Ken Miles) and Matt Damon (Carroll Shelby).

Dusty: Leave everything on the track.

  • Put it all on the line, run it in the red, hit 7,000 when everything is on the line and winning is the only option.

Sky: Nothing great ever comes from one man. It’s always a team effort. 

  • This win took Ford’s initiative, Shelby’s expertise and passion for racing and Miles incredible racing talents.

Ken Miles wasn’t just the driver, he worked to build the winning car as well.

Dusty: Never lie to your wife.

  • This is a critical lesson for every married man to learn sooner rather than later.  It doesn’t pay to get caught in any lie with your better half.

Shelby couldn’t race anymore, but he stuck with his love of cars and worked to accomplish the impossible.

Sky: Visualize perfection and go for it.

  • You know what perfect looks like, and even if it’s not attainable 100% of the time (like the perfect lap for Ken Miles) you must strive for it.

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 98%
  • The Critics: 92%

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on Hot Shots! Part Deux.

Hot Shots! Part Deux | Spoiler Review and Lessons Learned

We love spoofs, and Hot Shots! Part Deux is one of the best of all time! Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges and Valeria Golino knock this one right out of the park.

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Lessons Learned from Hot Shots! Part Deux

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Gummy bears, gummy bears!  Sprinkles, sprinkles!

Sky: Use Fixodent.

  • Take a lesson from President Tug Benson – affix those dentures in place so you don’t freak out Prime Minister “Tojo”.

The ultimate movie prop.

Sky: Choose the table full of kids when you’re eating family style at a Chinese restaurant.

  • The President’s line about less than half of the commandos returning reminded Sky of how he chooses his seat at his family’s functions.

Lloyd Bridges (as President Tug Benson) was a shining star.  Especially when battling Saddam Hussein.

Sky: Don’t stand below the thing you’re trying to blow up.

  • Saddam Hussein stupidly ran under the chopper to blow it up.  But, worth it for the piano and the Wicked Witch gag.

You can’t have a Hot Shots! sequel without Ramada (played by the lovely Valeria Golino).

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 63%
  • The Critics: 57%

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on Terminator: Dark Fate.