What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that well-paced laughs and just-scary-enough driving thrills enhance this sweet, wholesome story. Other than the fact that parents will want to point out that seatbelts weren't widely used in 1969, this film offers fun for the whole family. Young ones will identify with the spunky little VW and enjoy the racecar action. Older kids will enjoy the lively story and jokes about '60s hippie culture.
- Families can talk about the importance of being safe even when they are goofing around, as Herbie did. Families may also want to discuss the racial stereotyping depicted in Mr. Wu.