, 2022-12-05 19:31:31,
Racing on the streets, scandalous love affairs, V-12s, and Enzo’s scarves: It shouldn’t take much to make a watchable film about sportscar development in 1960s Italy, especially if it’s written and directed by Oscar-winning Bobby Moresco.
Well, anyone can have an off day. We recently watched Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend and caught up with Smoking Tire podcaster (and Road & Track editor-at-large) Matt Farah to compare notes. Spoiler: All notes were bad.
Don’t read on if you don’t want plot point spoilers because you plan to see the
movie—but also, if you plan to see the movie, we can only say we warned you.
Elana Scherr: You saw this movie before I did. I saw your tweet saying that it was 90
minutes you’d never get back of your life. And then I watched it anyway.
Matt Farah: Yeah, I know, it was shit almost immediately.
Hannah Stein (Matt’s wife, shouting from across the room): Ask him what his expectations were for it!
ES: Good question. What were your expectations, Matt?
MF: I’m a Lamborghini fan. I’m a Lamborghini owner, and it’s a movie about cars. So
how am I not going to watch it? And Ferruccio Lamborghini, nobody really ever talks about his character, the way they talk about Enzo Ferrari or Carroll Shelby. So I was wondering
what they’d make a movie about. I figured, worst case, it would be an entertaining
kind of terrible. Instead, it was just a very sad kind of terrible.
ES: Stunningly boring. You think, at least there are going to be cars to look at….
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