What to say about Drive?
First off, it’s a love story with a good dose of thriller/action splashed all over it. This whole movie is about a boy who likes a girl. And guys, you know that can lead to trouble, right? It sure does! Our main character, played by the (I am getting more talented by the film) Ryan Gosling, is a driver for hire who gets mixed up with the lovely Carey Mulligan because of - you guessed it - a crush. We see this quiet man’s true colours when push comes to shove.
Second, this film uses it’s great sound track, amazing slow-mo scenes, and great camera angels to propel the story forward. The audience is almost able to overlook the surprising lack of dialog in the film because the music has been so well woven into the story.As well, we get great acting from all kinds of talent - the two mentioned above AND the aging gangster Albert Brooks AND the broken down Bryan Cranston! This formula just works for me and, like all great movies, the time just flies.
On a side note, the over-the-top violence reminds me of Quentin.
If you like cars, great visuals, and a very cool film style, you are going to enjoy this film.
Now ‘Drive’ to the theater and watch it.