"TURBO" (2013) (voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti) (PG)
Animated Action: A garden snail who dreams of racing in the Indy 500 gets his wish through a series of extraordinary circumstances.
Turbo (voice of RYAN REYNOLDS) is a garden snail who has literally moved at a snail's pace all of his life. But he dreams of having great speed and even racing in the Indy 500 one day -- a dream his pessimistic brother, Chet (voice of PAUL GIAMATTI), constantly tries to squash. Most days, they and the other snails do their best to avoid landscapers' lawn mowers and the naughty neighborhood Big Wheel Boy (voice of AIDAN ANDREWS) who lives only to crush bugs under his tricycle. During one night of despair, Turbo crawls away from the vegetable garden where he and the other snails live. Through a series of misadventures and close calls with oncoming traffic, he winds up in the engine of a nitrous-fueled drag racing car. He emerges changed and can suddenly run at speeds of over 200 miles an hour.
He and Chet are discovered by Tito (voice of MICHAEL PENA), who operates a taco business with his sensible brother, Angelo (voice of LUIS GUZMAN), but dreams of getting rich quick. He convinces the other business owners of a local strip mall - hobby shop owner, Bobby (voice of RICHARD JENKINS); auto-body shop operator, Paz (voice of MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ); and nail salon guru, Kim-Ly (voice of KEN JEONG) - to help him fund Turbo's entry into the Indy 500.
Turbo is also helped by a misfit crew of snails who fashion themselves his pit crew. There is the leader, Whiplash (voice of SAMUEL L. JACKSON); Burn (voice of MAYA RUDOLPH), who takes a liking to Chet; friendly rivals Smoove Move (voice of SNOOP DOGG) and Skid Mark (BEN SCHWARTZ); and the White Shadow (voice of MICHAEL PATRICK BELL), who believes he has stealth powers (but he really doesn't). Once at the Indy 500, Turbo is instantly challenged by his idol, Guy Gagne (voice of BILL HADER), a champion driver who does not want to share the spotlight.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
For some mild action and thematic elements.
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