Movie – Drive

I have no idea who this boy Gosling is but he seems to be cropping up all over the place, all of a sudden.

‘Drive’ is on-and-off my to-see list when I finally see it at the end of its run on a Sunday lunchtime and only as I’d missed my cinema treat for a couple of weeks. It’s OK if you like a film filled with menacing broodiness.

The driver in ‘Drive’, forget his name – you know I never remember character names – is a getaway driver earning his, I imagine, smaller and more honest salary at his day job as a movie stunt driver. Of course the story is going to lean to ‘his last job and then he’s going straight’ and is ably assisted in this decision because of his interest in his neighbour, married mother of one whose husband is due out of prison any minute. She’s played by the British girl in the Lynn Barber story, An Education and has equally few lines as her admirer. It’s a good cast and I’m sure the younglings do indeed have a promising future.

The twist is our Driver agrees to help said husband out of sticky life-or-death situation which ends the lives of a few more people to add up the tally.


Smile factor 7/10


4 thoughts on “Movie – Drive

  1. Ryan Gosling was in The Notebook I think. And the english girl from An Education is Carey Mulligan who is going from strength to strength when it comes to the films she’s been in 🙂

    • Yep, I did see that The Education, I thought I’d take a more honest approach and just write what I remember rather than looking it up! After all, I don’t write traditional reviews – I’m not a film geek – so thought I’d just have fun with it, like I used to!!

  2. I don’t think it’s just you in this case, I couldn’t remember the name of Ryan Gosling’s character in this either! A highlight for me was the surprisingly hot pink 80s mistral font used on the opening credits too. But yes, lots of brooding and yet surprisingly good.

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