In a house with a teenaged boy and an “autocentric” car-loving boyfriend, all I’ve heard lately is excitement over the new Aaron Paul movie, Need for Speed. Of course, I won’t complain because, as a long time fan of Breaking Bad, I could use a little more Aaron Paul in my life and the movie does look pretty exciting.
I can play the woman card and pretend that I’m biting the bullet to escort the boys to this exciting new Dreamworks film that features insane action, but we all know why I’m there. It will look like I’m making a sacrifice, but really it’s the ideal date movie – stuff getting blown up and hot cars racing for the men and, for the ladies,
a little a lot of hottie Aaron Paul!
Need for Speed centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Maddon (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey’s shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out West.
Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge — but he knows his only chance to take down his rival Dino is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon — the Super Bowl of underground racing. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car. With the help of his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.