Saturday we went to see the movie “Cars.” What a hoot! I’ve not laughed so much in a long, long time. You wouldn’t think a movie that was totally cars, with no people in it at all, would work. But it did! Of course, the fact that I’m a NASCAR fan might have helped, but even those who are not race fans would find it funny and get many of the jokes and character associations. At least my son’s girl friend did.

What I loved the most, besides trying to figure out who’s voice was doing which character, was the way well-known real-life individuals were woven into the plot. And I loved the way that the cars were created to “BE” like those persons. Larry the Cable Guy certainly did an excellent job with “Mater,” but then he has a face (& body) made for animation (or, in the old days, radio!).

I could have easily sat through the movie a second time. I’ll need to watch it a second time just to catch all the credits, since they put them side by side with outtakes and other pieces of animation. Too busy watching to be able to read! Oh! And be sure to stay for all the credits. There’s a cute little surprise at the very end of the movie.

The sound track was excellent also. Several of the songs were very haunting, making one long for days gone by. I don’t often buy sound tracks to movies, but I may very well make an exception this time.

All in all, an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours!