Friday, December 7, 2012

Drive (2011)

Number Rolled: 100
Movie Name/Year: Drive (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Length: 100 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Writer: Hossein Amini, James Sallis
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Kaden Leos, Jeff Wolfe, James Biberi

One of the first lines in the movie said toward Ryan Gosling’s character, a driver who does small time get-away driver jobs and works as a grease monkey, is “no one is going to be looking at you.” Anyone interested in men is going to understand just how false that sentiment is, because when Ryan Gosling is on the screen, there’s nobody NOT looking at him.

Aside from that? I have a new favorite movie. I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the screen. I’m not sure but I think, if there had been a fire, I wouldn’t have gotten up until my TV went blank. It was incredible.

I don’t know who to thank. The writers were amazing. The director knew exactly how to show things to create the ultimate amount of tension. The actors? Ok. I automatically have a new love and respect for both Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan. Their dialog was minimal. And by minimal I mean that Ryan’s character never says more than approximately 8 words at a time, and usually less. Yet, by the end of the movie, you know his character best. Feel for his character. He accomplishes this with facial expression and movement. That’s not an easy thing to ask of an actor.

I could type for years about this movie. I’m not going to, though. Watch it.

Overall Opinion – 5/5

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