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July 16, 2005

Herbie: Fully Loaded

Poster The "Lohan" hits a G-rated double as college grad Maggie Peyton, the daughter of a famous car racing family. Lindsay Lohan plays well opposite a certain self-possessed Volkswagen bug named Herbie. A short-term graduation gift from Maggie's widowed father Ray (Michael Keaton), Herbie escorts Maggie from the junkyard to street racing in the time it takes you to go out for popcorn. Unscrupulous NASCAR® champ Trip Murphy (Matt Dillon) holds a personal grudge after Herbie smokes him in an impromptu race with Maggie concealed beneath a crash helmet in Herbie's driver's seat. The movie dips too much into generic rock songs like "Born To Be Wild" to arually varnish umpteen montage sequences. Still, the movie provides ample kid-level suspense and safe humor that parents will appreciate. "Herbie: Fully Loaded" is an ideal summer movie for the tikes to see, even it doesn't provide much else for the rest of the moviegoing public. 

Rated G, 92 mins. (B-) (Three Stars)

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