DVD Red Dirt Rising

DVD Red Dirt Rising

Rating: 4.1
Genres: Drama
Director: Kathleen ‘Bo’ Bobak, James Suttles
Writers: J. Amanda Davidson, Gail Cauble Gurley
Stars: Brad Yoder, Burgess Jenkins, R. Keith Harris
Based on a true story, this film shares with us a decade in the lives of Jimmie Lewallen and his wife Carrie as they experience the joys of love and marriage alongside the tragedies of war and poverty (1939-1949)… See full synopsis »
Plot Keywords: world war two, three word title, racing, nascar, car racing
Country: USA
Release Date: 11 January 2011 (USA)
Box Office
Budget: $500,000 (estimated)


  1. I was surprised to see a rating of 9.2 on IMDb for this movie and thought I would have to see it . I see it has gone down to 7 now which, in my opinion isn't low enough. This movie was an exercise in turning something very exciting into a mediocre flat-line. The acting was atrocious, the storyline was confusing and uninspiring. It was akin to a movie made by school students on a very low budget. I was so disappointed and so was my husband. As someone who didn't know the story of how all this began I don't feel I got a clear and interesting picture. The part where he was in the army was ludicrous. He was sat in a ditch with perfectly clean pants on, looking like he was having a tea break on hay making day. The mother was wearing the worst wig it was like something "old Ma Riley" would wear. It was a massive flop. Except of course for the cars which were stunning.

  2. All i can say is that IMDb had given it a 9.2 so i watched it ….the whole thing thinking it would get good …..what a waste of time i would have rather had a root canal !!!! Very dis-pleased considering it is a true story I give the movie a -10 the script and acting was horrible I think my grade 8 drama class could have done a better job the movie jumps around to much there isn't enough of a lead in the movie is bad from the get go the only good thing about the movie was the old cars they should have made this movie a short story it drags on and then just gets worse as the movie goes on to the point that you actually forget what the story is about Im still confused by it ….they are running bootlegged liquor then start a race track he goes to war and comes back nothing is changed and he tries racing again thats it in a nut shell

  3. I gave the minimum rating as I had absolutely no fun and no emotions while watching this boring flick.

    Such a poor, flat and annoying movie. I won't go deep into it as it not worth the effort, but let me just mention a few things: -poor acting -almost no story -cheap love story side -no racing -no thrill at all … If you still think you should give it a try, you will end up waiting for the whole for something meaningful to happen.

    The only way this could be interesting is probably if you were born in caroline in the early 1900s. Luckily i didn't have to pay to watch this failure.

    How can it get such a rating ?

  4. This movie may have been a great story told; unfortunately it it is dramatically flawed. One cannot feel anything for the characters as their emotions and choices are somehow blurred in the sequence of scenes without transitions. In one scene the boys are talking, in the next some guy is driving a tractor in the grassy field. We must then do guesswork to realize that it's the dad of one of them that made them a race track. This is only one example of many.

    The WWII war scenes are simply unbearable and bordering on the ridiculous. Just few of them, though, which helped.

    The soundtrack starts promising since country and Southern music can be so rich with raw feelings and simple harmony; but the music fades away in the sequence of badly connected scenes. The film fails to grasp the atmosphere of the Great Depression and that of the South. To the extent it succeeds — it is flat and only raises eyebrows.

    The dialog is as flat as are the characters, the camera work and the editing. (The best part was that they did not use any profanity.) The movie did not deserve at all the 9 stars it had received in the beginning.

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