Herbie: Fully Loaded It's a good bet that the intended audience for Herbie: Fully Loaded isn't familiar with the Herbies that have ground gears and batted headlight eyelids… Herbie: Fully Loaded It's a good bet that the intended audience for Herbie: Fully Loaded isn't familiar with the Herbies that have ground gears and batted headlight eyelids… 2005-06-24 G PT101M Comedy Kids and Family Lindsay Lohan Matt Dillon Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jeff Gordon Michael Keaton Justin Long Breckin Meyer Rusty Wallace Walt Disney Pictures
Movie Review

Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)

MPAA Rating: G
Justin Long, Lindsay Lohan, ... | BUGGIN' OUT Lohan's Herbie is a little more with-it than the old model
BUGGIN' OUT Lohan's Herbie is a little more with-it than the old model
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 24, 2005; Rated: G; Length: 101 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Kids and Family; With: Lindsay Lohan; Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

It's a good bet that the intended audience for Herbie: Fully Loaded isn't familiar with the Herbies that have ground gears and batted headlight eyelids before in the kitsch Disney franchise: The groovy 1963 Volkswagen Bug with racing in its blood (or in its transmission fluid) and matchmaking in its heart (or in its engine block) was a sentimental invention of a kinder, fuzzier automotive era. And for those newbies, this update, starring peppery Disney re-do queen Lindsay Lohan as wannabe car racer Maggie Peyton, is as serviceable an introduction as any to the notion of a sentient set of wheels. Among the clues that this is not your father's Volkswagen: Maggie's a college graduate with career options that include a gig at ESPN; and Herbie has the hots for a snazzy late-model yellow VW Beetle, the sight of which makes his radio antenna extend.

Originally posted Jun 24, 2005 Published in issue #828 Jul 08, 2005 Order article reprints
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