Death Race = Chick Flick?
08.21.08 by REELZ
Just because it's packed with fast cars, hot chicks and big guns, don't think for second that Paul W.S. Anderson's ultraviolent Death Race is just some mindless guys' movie. But don't take our word for it -- listen to Death Race co-star Joan Allen, who recently instructed us on the film's female-friendly qualities:
"If you don't care about the characters and their relationships and those don't really work, then the action stuff doesn't really pay off as much," the three-time Oscar nominee told us with a straight face. "I think what makes (Death Race) more appealing to women is that Jason Statham is in this situation where his wife has been killed and he can't get to his baby."
It's practically Fried Green Tomatoes, Beaches and The Notebook, all rolled into one. With cars.