Synopsis: It’s laughs galore as disco soundtrack and lowbrow humour combine to liven up dead-end jobs in overstaffed and dying business.
Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Car Wash is an earthy, irreverent but affectionate look at a typical day in a Los Angeles car wash. An ensemble piece which interweaves the lives of employees, customers and passerby...Car Wash may qualify as the world’s first ‘disco’ movie.”
What Did I Learn?: Richard Pryor (who is usually given top billing on the DVD packages) is in this movie for all of 7 minutes. And for half of that time, he basically watches the Pointer Sisters perform.
You Might Like This Movie If: You love this song so much you don’t mind hearing it played over and over again.
Really?: Wouldn’t George Carlin have simply written off the “black, blonde chick” who stiffed him, and gone back to driving his cab?
Rating: Car Wash is a bit juvenile at times, but it’s a nice, slice-of-life comedy, and an interesting time capsule from the mid-1970s. 8/10 stars.