by Elizabeth Weitzman

The perfect answer to cries of “I’m bored,” Marshall Curry’s outstanding documentary won’t just entertain your family for a little while. It’ll also inspire everyone to get back outside, and find a new passion.

For Curry’s tween subjects, kart racing is the obsession of choice. Brandon, Josh and Annabeth are determined to become professional racecar drivers, and their devotion colors every aspect of their lives. That kind of focused commitment would be compelling enough, but Curry delves much further into their individual histories, with great insight and sensitivity. It’s thanks to him that — whatever your age — you’ll care about these kids long after the lights come up.