Watched Dec 09, 2011
Karl von Randow’s review:
Drive is the story of a simple man who finds love with a semi-mute simple single mum. Their long silences don't feel awkward, as neither seems aware of what's happening. When it starts to feel like nothing is going to happen they go for a drive and nothing happens. Simple pleasures like finding a pond strewn with rubbish are enjoyed as if words could not and will not describe.
To cement their relationship he carries her son to bed not once but twice. It's a good effort and doesn't foreshadow the fact that he goes mental on a few people. The kind of mental that you don't look forward to seeing, and if you didn't know was coming (or have a goldfish memory) it will be a shock. I personally now take the stairs.
More sound-track now than man. Twisted and evil.
To give something, anything, to listen to there is an excellent sound track, which I'd bought before setting foot in the cinema. Well, there are at least 2, maybe 3, great tracks on it. Typically they're the ones you can't buy separately. Thanks. The opening track is epic and doesn't get old for at least a few repeats. One of the tracks becomes the love theme and handily flags the romantic moments not once but twice.
A romantic comedy it is not. Educational? Possibly. If you're going to harass and kill mob kids; wearing a mask +1, wearing a signature jacket... It is a cool jacket.
Cool jacket. Cool soundtrack. Cool film. I wonder if it's been so well received because the rest of the year has been average. I wouldn't really know, I think this is the only new release I've seen this year - just in the nick of time. It doesn't feel like it will stand the test of time.