"Rush" tells the story of the 1976 Formula One racing season, specifically the rivalry between two top drivers, James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). James is a favorite among fans, especially those of the female variety, but when Niki breaks into the spotlight with his success on the track, a fierce rivalry emerges.
The two gather for a race at the German Grand Prix when a horrible accident leaves Niki near death. Niki is badly burned and while he recovers, James jumps back into the winners circle and the spotlight. Niki however does not give up and soon returns to the track to compete against James for the top prize, the World Championship.
If "Rush" isn't quite your speed, there are many other movies in theaters at the same time such as "Prisoners,", "Enough Said," "The Family," "Riddick," "The World's End," "Getaway," "Drinking Buddies," "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," "Paranoia," "Kick-Ass 2," "We're the Millers, and "Elysium".
A Lie That All Drivers Tell Themselves
James Hunt: "There's a lie that all drivers tell themselves. Death is something that happens to other people, and that's how you find the courage to get in the car in the first place. The closer you are to death the more alive you feel. But more powerful than fear itself, is the will to win."James Hunt gives an overview of why he and other racers do what they do. It's one part wanting that thrill that driving in near-death situations provides and two parts the will to win.
You Just Need the Right Foot
Journalist: "And what did your wife say when she saw your face?"
Niki Lauda: "She said, 'you don't need the face to drive. You just need the right foot.'"
I Feel Responsible
James Hunt: "I feel responsible for what happened."
Niki Lauda: "Watching you win those races while I was fighting for my life, you were equally responsible for getting me back in the car."
Looking for Normality
Suzy Miller: "Talk to me, James."
James Hunt: "Don't go to men who are willing to kill themselves driving in circles looking for normality."