DRIVE Movie Review – A Fantastic Ride!
Oh yes I said it, and I’ll say it again DRIVE is a fantastic ride! This film is another must-see for you this year (last week’s Warrior is the other must see), it will blow you away by how incredible it is.
But let me stop gushing for a while and tell you what Drive is all about. The movie follows a stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) for movie productions by day and a getaway driver by night. Although he tends to be a loner, Driver ends up falling in love with his neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a young mother who has quite a lot to deal with herself with her husband Standard (Oscar Isaac) coming out of jail.
Soon Driver gets involved with helping Standard pay off protection money he owes, but everything spins out of control. He will now find a way to protect not only himself from deadly criminals after their money, but Irene and her son as well.
This movie is like a fabulous performance fest. Every single actor is on their A game. Ryan Gosling will once again blow you away by his calm and subtle performance as Drive, a man of few words, and prove why he is one of the most talented actors of his generation.
The rest of the cast is rounded up with Carey Mulligan (An Education), Ron Perlman (‘Sons of Anarchy’), Albert Brooks (‘Weeds’) and Christina Hendricks (‘Mad Men’), who all also give noteworthy performances.
As for the story and film itself. Although you might expect a film called Drive to be fast-paced, it’s not really. Don’t get me wrong you’ll be on the edge of your seat quite a few times, but director Nicolas Winding Refn created this sort of quite tension throughout the film, which erupts in some key scene. It’s really quite fantastic. I should warn you that there are some pretty graphic sequences, so if you have a weak stomach you’ll want to close your eyes.
I cannot say enough good things about this film. The story is well structured, the directing puts you right into the action, and the performances will make you forget you’re even watching a movie.
Go see Drive this weekend! The movie is out in theaters today, September 16th.
And if you’re not convinced yet, I’ll leave you with the trailer to watch below.