Friday, April 6, 2012

A movie that makes you feel Driven

Action dramas don't always stand out in the mainstream. They either have too little action or too much drama. An exception is Drive (2011).
  The film has already gained cult status. The plot follows as the unnamed Driver (Ryan Gosling) moonlighting as a getaway driver and how his relationship with his next door neighbour Irene played by Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan affects his dual life.
  Gosling is elegantly bad-boyish in the lead. It seems that he was destined for this role. Mulligan also suited the unhappy wife with one son act but there's no sizzling chemistry between the two stars.  The driving scenes stand out from most car films. This could give Fast and Furious a run for their money. The story seems cliched in the first half hour but boils into a superb mystery afterwards. The story is carried out greatly. Ron Perlman's role may be the best he has had ever since his debut. Although, it does get too slow in some parts, action lovers still get a taste of what they want.

  The movie has made a total of just a little over $75m on a budget of only $15m. Great work by Danish director (who is famous in Europe for his Pusher films) and screenwriter Hossein Amini who adapts the novel by James Sallis not only for the screen but as a work of art. It achieved a standing ovation at Cannes as well.The film also stars Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac and Christina Hendricks.
  3 stars out of 4.
  Rotten Tomatoes: 93%.
  IMDB: 8.0/10.

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