I saw a weekly article where the writer posts movies that are a “must-see” on NETFLIX. SOOO this is my attempt at copying the shit out of a good idea and ruining it with my poor grammar and redundant blathering.
On the agenda for this week, is Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Drive. This movie is certainly unlike any typical film you might come to expect from Ryan Gosling. The director, Mr. Refn is something of an up-and-coming cinematic savant that has already earned praise for his work in “Vahalla Rising” and a personal favorite “Bronson”(both movies will undoubtedly end up on my “weekly MUST SEE list”).
His outing as both screenwriter and director in BRONSON is singularly responsible for TOM HARDY being cast as Batman’s newest Enemy, Bane, in the upcoming final sequel of the Dark Knight Trilogy.Tom Hardy’s role in Bronson is akin to that of Christian Bale‘s in American Psycho, a role that unquestionably changed the trajectory of both actors careers forever. It also helps, as im sure any research on your end will prove, that the screenwriter for DRIVE, Hossein Amini, is Persian. That alone is worth the price of admission given just how rare it is for us “terrorists” to grace Hollywood with our endless amount of talent and vision(ya I said terrorist and then praised our creative capacity all in one run-on sentence).
Drive is a film comprised of many known Hollywood talents, the catch however, is that none of these people are playing roles we familiarize them with. Heartthrob Mr. Gosling is playing a man of a few words, who enjoys long awkward starring bouts and toothpicks. Albert Brooks plays the cynical bad guy gangster type, a complete departure from any previous role of his. And Ron Perlman plays a Jewish gangster that just cant get “no respect”(RIP Rodney Dangerfield). The movie centers around Gosling who is a stuntman/mechanic by day, and an untouchable get-away wheel-man for criminals pulling heists who would rather avoid jail. His love interest and main drive(no pun intended) is Carey Mulligan, a somewhat fresh face in Hollywood who we can all look forward to seeing in this years update of “The Great Gatsby” with Leo. My main focus in this review is to entice ones appetite for seeing something they haven’t before. As this movie is truly different, and one-of-a-kind.
The soundtrack is a retro inspired 80′s theme that leaves you rather fulfilled given the lack of dialogue. Which is a good thing, given just how colorful and enigmatic the actors presence is on screen. DO take some time out of your morning/day/evening to watch this soon to be cult classic, as I assure you it is something not to be missed.
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