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Movie Suggestion #36: Drive (2011)

Ryan Gosling

Drive (2011)

Available on: Netflix, Prime

Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes

One word review: Turbulent!

IMDB: 7.8

Did you know?

The name of the protagonist is never divulged in the movie.

Drive is an action thriller drama, probably an inspiration to Baby Driver (2017). The movie involves heists, cars, love and action, all of which I had seen in the other film as well. Both the films have so much in common that you can't help remembering the other film when you are watching one.

Favorite dialogues from the Movie:

You put this kid behind the wheel and there's nothing he can't do.

The story is romance driven and aesthetic. The protagonist's wants are established only in the midway. The opening sequence was simple yet intelligible, exposing us the lead character's life in a city of stardom. There are a few repulsive violent scenes which left me stupefied. Although there aren't many car chase sequences and even the ones which are present aren't quite long, the movie is artistic in it's portrayal and this is what engulfs the viewers at the end.

For the rest of your life you will be looking over your shoulder.

The protagonist Ryan Gosling is handsome and placid in his demeanor. The musical romantic sequences with the heroine was pleasing to watch and at times I felt the movie was a romance drama rather than an action flick. But you gotta give it to the presentation - the editing, musical scores and screenplay are highly commendable. One of the interesting cast, Bryan Cranston, the renowned Breaking Bad's protagonist, has a significant role in the movie and was convincing in his new role to make us forget the malicious villain of all times from the TV Series.

I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes, then I’m yours, no matter what. Anything happens a minute either side of that, and you’re on your own.

So, the movie has all the ingredients for a jam-packed entertainer. It'll be a treat to watch if you are a fan of cars or heist movies. Don't miss this out for it was the inspiration for Baby Driver (2017).

Verdict: A romantic but a thrilling ride!

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