At first you think you're in for an Amadeus on wheels. There's the golden boy who's a hit with fans, the press and the ladies. He's more naturally gifted than disciplined.
Later, you get the vibe that the movie will be sort of a Quiz Show on wheels with the popular handsome winner and the plain-looking, cranky rival out to show that the golden boy is tarnished. Well, it has a touch of both -- Amadeus and the Robert Redford's film about a famous 1960s TV game show scandal. But Rush gets even more interesting when you notice an attitude of "looks count more than talent and character" in the sports coverage. It's a statement on society that's relevant today. Look how rigid media outlets have been in presenting images of women as desirable and prized. They were constantly young, slim and pretty. Women over 40 and 50 and full-figured women were not presented as beautiful. The same thing happens with men. He may not be handsome, but love comes into Lauda's life. At first, he's nervous about it because he feels that "happiness is the enemy." He thinks that happiness will remove his competitive edge. Here's a trailer for Rush.