There are times when I am so happy that I have children as an excuse to see certain movies. The movie "Cars" definitely qualifies. In fact, for those of you who don't have children and want to see this movie, you are welcome to borrow my children because this is one of those movies that they will want to watch four hundred times in the next 30 days anyway and, frankly, I'm not sure I can afford it.
Pixar's genius comes shining through again (think "Toy Story" and "A Bug's Life" for starters) in this feature. The scenery is gorgeous, every detail has been attended to, and the characters are wonderfully realistic and lifelike. Larry the Cable Guy is, well, Larry the Cable Guy and utterly hilarious, and the supporting cast is fantastically attuned to the storyline. Please run, don't walk, to see this movie in the theater! I swear you won't regret it!
By the way, despite high gasoline prices here, if anything would inspire you to get off your duff and take a road trip along Route 66 this summer, this movie is it!