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October 28, 2011

Drive (2011)




THE STORY

The Driver (Ryan Gosling), who worked as a movie stunt driver, a mechanic and a getaway driver for robberies, found himself falling for his neighbour, Irene (Carrie Mulligan)... Not long after the romance between those two sparked, Irene's husband got out of jail... Though the husband swore that he would stay clean, his past remained to haunt him... He was forced to rob a bank or his family would be harmed... The Driver, helped the husband and got caught in the mess... 


THE REVIEW


Ryan Gosling & Carey Mulligan

Both Gosling and Mulligan were very silent in this movie as The Driver and Irene spoke just a few words from the start til the end... Both didn't rely on the scripts but rather they effectively used their facial expressions to convey emotions... Sadness, happiness, shocked, anger, determination - they were all in their faces... The silence kinda made this movie very sweet to watch especially at the part when The Driver and Irene had a little bit of innocent romance before the husband was freed from jail... It's very impressive for them to do so because not all actors and actresses can rely on just facial expressions to portray deep emotions...

Not to mention, both are very good looking... Every time the camera got a close up on Ryan's face, I thought, "Boy, girls would love to sit on  his face..."... Whereas, Carey is superbly cute... 



It's Definitely Not Fast & Furious

Just like most people, I was misled by the title and the trailer... I expected this movie to have prolonged car chases and lots of cars crashing and exploding like crazy... Because of that expectations, I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed... However, that doesn't mean that this movie is rotten... It has that indie movie kinda feel - meaning that it's quite slow but sweet... 

The action parts are simple and scarce but a bit brutal to see... Hammer to the hand, knife to the throat, fork to the eye... Yeah, pretty gruesome... The focus is not in the action parts but more towards the heart and drive of The Driver... What drove him to go out of his safe zone and break every rule he held to over the past years... I guess that's the real meaning of the title...



In a nutshell, if u're looking for impressive car chases, hot girls and cool rides, go rent all of the Fast & Furious movies because this movie doesn't have all of those... However, if u're looking for something sweet and silent with a bit of short action sequences, then this movie is a must see... 


4 out of 5 stars...




A bit of trivia - A woman sued this movie for not being Fast & Furious... Read it here

2 comments:

Mamü Miguel Ellezda Vies said...

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