nadija’s review published on Letterboxd:
Drive My Car follows Kafuku, a theater director, and Miura, a young woman who happened to be his chauffeur, in a struggling journey of moving on, while both silently blame themselves for their beloved one's death. It is the second film adaptation of Haruki Murakami that I've watched after Burning (2018). However, both adaptations make me wonder, "did I miss something?" since nothing seems to happen in the end, and I never fully comprehend what's going on. Now that I think about it, I slightly like Burning (2018) better than this, despite giving both the same rating.
That being said, I still find this movie relaxing to watch, although it's also a bit too poetic for my liking. The duration is lengthy, but strangely it didn't feel long at all.