I am a self confessed fan of all things covered in glitter and don’t have a favorite sports team simply because there isn’t one with pink uniforms, and quite frankly seeing a movie about race cars seemed like the last thing I wanted to do. Rush is way more than a movie about race cars though – and here are 3 reasons why it’s a must see! As if Chris Hemsworth shirtless isn’t enough…

1) Chris Hemsworth – He brilliantly plays the live-in-the-moment party animal James Hunt who forms an early rivalry with Austrian racer Niki Lauda, both eventually wins the world championship, but not without sacrifice.



2) It’s a great history lesson – From the culture of the 70’s to the history of the Formula One race and all of the cars involved, watching RUSH is a great way to learn about what exactly it is that makes a Ferrari a Ferrari, what makes a McLaren a McLaren, and the politics behind the men who are chosen to drive them.


The real Nicki Lauda and James Hunt

3) The fashion – yep, we’re actually recommending you watch a race car movie for the fashion.  In the film, James Hunt marries supermodel Suzy Miller who eventually leaves him for Richard Burton. Yes Elizabeth Taylor’s Richard Burton – and whether she’s decked out in jewels or peeking out from under a fedora, Olivia Wilde looks smashing from head to toe in every scene. The extras had cute outfits too! There’s just something magical about period fashion done right.




Now we don’t want to give it all away! Be sure to go see RUSH in theaters now!

Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.