Having seen Eric Bana at a track day a few years ago and seeing how down to earth he is (and having others say the same), I wanted to go and see his latest film, 'Love the Beast'. This is a documentary, detailing his love affair and relationship with his 1974 XB, his very first car. He's kept the car all these years and with his mates they've fixed it, broken it, fixed it, rallied it, fixed it.... The film explores the relationships that people develop with their cars (and for that matter, bikes) and what drives them, how it forms them and the influence it has on their relationships with other people. We see Eric racing his Porsche and how he describes the mental state that racing takes him. Anyone who's raced, in whatever capacity will instantly understand where he's coming from. I was nodding my head and laughing at some of the things he was saying. In the process of the film, we get to see Jay Leno, Jeremy Clarkson and Dr Phil, all talking about cars and how they make us what we are. Jay Leno is a total car/bike nut and has a car collection that is the envy of many other fanatics. Dr Phil gives us the psychology behind our passion and Jeremey has some really funny insights into cars and what they do to us. There are some genuinely funny moments in the film but the film is not meant to be funny. It's not even a documentary in the truest sense of the word, focusing as it does on Eric's own particular passion, but it is still a very good film. For any of us who look at their bike and can't explain why they feel so much passion and love for this mechanical object, watch this film. Replace the XB with your favourite ride and you have the same effect. Definitely a film that is worth going to see. It won't win any awards, but any rider will come out and totally understand where Eric is coming from.