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Drive - James Sallis
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Drive - James Sallis
Date: 15/07/12, updated on 15/07/12 (6 review reads)
Advantages: Odd soundtrack, but some may enjoy this kind of 80s sounding soundtrack
SORRY, I NOW REALISE I HAVE PUT THIS UNDER THE BOPOK RATHER THAN THE DVD AS I MEANT TO, BUT I NOW CANNOT FIND THE DVD OPTION AND I CAN'T FIND HOW TO DELETE THIS REVIEW!!
I apologise in advance if this review does not seem overly helpful or informative, but I struggle to find much to say about this film, other than what a load of hyped up rubbish!
The storyline in a nutshell is about a getaway driver (played by Ryan Gosling) who has moved into an apartment near to a seemingly single mum (played by Carey Mulligan) and her young son. He comes across as a bit of a drifter, not much to say for himself, not particularly reliable, but somehow charming nonetheless. He begins to fall for his pretty neighbour but discovers that actually she is not a single mum after all, but that her husband is in prison, soon to be released. The film follows their relationship up to and following on from her husband's release. Other than that, it is difficult to describe what happens, it is kind of like several different ideas of storylines, none of which are ever followed through properly or explained fully.
What is important to point out is that I am aware that this film has been raved about by many people. Every film magazine (Empire, Total Film etc) gives it 5 stars, it has won awards, people say it is 'cool' and 'slick' and 'arty'. However, I could not have been more disappointed. I enjoy arty films and I even often enjoy the type of films that don't really go anywhere but keep you interested anyway. This was without doubt one of the most boring films I have ever seen.
I watched it with 3 friends and we all agreed it was a waste of our time. The whole way through we were waiting for something to happen. Nothing really did. Even one scene which has been remarked upon as being shocking and brutal was nothing exciting. There are huge parts of the film where nobody even speaks, they just gaze into each others eyes, which would be ok if you cared about them maybe but I really didn't. At one point, my friend actually thought she had accidentally pressed the pause button, but no, it was just that NOTHING was happening!!!
It was not only not worth the hype but even without that it was not worth an hour and half of my time!