Race the Sun (1996)

race the sunBy Scott Goldfine

Halle Berry stars as an idealistic high school teacher who inspires a group of underachievers to build a solar-powered vehicle in this typical, feel-good shaggy dog story. Against all odds, the students, escorted by Berry and their shop teacher (James Belushi), go to Australia for a cross-country race.

Undemanding audiences may find some diversion amid the stock characters and predictability. Also stars Casey Affleck. Rated PG.

GRADE: C

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