Formula One driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth, second from right) parties hard between races in the 1970s period piece “Rush.”
In "Rush," James Hunt’s rival, Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl, right, with Alexandra Maria Lara), aspires to perfection on the track but lacks social graces.
In the individual sports, it’s nearly impossible to become a champion for the ages if you don’t have a fierce and lengthy rivalry with an opponent of near or equal skill and heart. Golfer Jack Nicklaus needed Arnold Palmer. Boxer Muhammad Ali needed Joe Frazier. …