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Drive (2011)

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DRIVE (2011)


Ryan Gosling
Carey Mulligan
Albert Brooks
Bryan Cranston
Oscar Isaac
Christina Hendricks

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

Distributed by Film District

The movie is an adaptation of the 2005 James Sallis novel of the same name, and the screenplay was done by The Four Feathers screen writer Hossein Amini, and the reason Nicolas Winding won best Director in Cannes for this, because of the pace of the movie, much like driving an automobile the movie switches gears till it is moving at such a fast pace it almost knocks you off your sit and make you throw up. Not only does the movie change pace so does the Gosling’s acting, which switches from a quite silent man to an action, violent (gore violence) man.

The movie is about Driver, who acts as a stunt wheel man in movies during the day and doubles as a getaway driver specialist at night.
He works with Shannon (Bryan Cranston), a mechanic who arranges the jobs and equips him with the car for the getaway. When the Driver is hired he gives you a 5 minute window to get the job done, and get out and get into the car.

Now this quiet LA “Driver” develops feelings for his neighbor whose husband was in jail, upon release the husband gets involved with his old crew and the life of his family was threatened. Driver decided to help, by helping the husband do one last job, and we all know what happens in the last gig, it all went haywire and we see a new Driver, who adapts to the pace.

The movie proves a point, suppressed emotions, when let loose can be very dangerous.

Starting slow and a little low paced, Drive can put you in a state that you’ll feel it will never hit home but patience is a virtue. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, who as stated above won the best director award at this year's Cannes Film Festival for “Drive” he made sure that you respect the art of acting as Ryan Gosling was just exceptional.

The movie show cases talent, at its peak as we get to watch a none talker Driver, Ryan Gosling act a character that never talks unless he needs to, keeps his mouth shut and all through the movie you can count his lines.

Refn and Gosling during filming continued to reduce the lines of Driver, so as to portray the character’s silence perfectly.

What was so good about the characters silence was that it made it difficult to know what he is thinking or feeling. Ryan Gosling plays a kinda opposite character to the one he played in Crazy, Stupid, Love, where he acted as a man talented with words. Here he plays a man who hardly uses words.

Make sure you add this to your most see list and try and get the DVD.