DriveDirector: Nicolas Winding Refn, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
A lone-wolf Hollywood stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) moonlights as a freelance getaway wheelman, and he finds his solitary existence taking on new meaning after befriending Irene (Carey Mulligan), the lonely wife of convicted felon Standard (Oscar Isaac), and her young son Benicio (Kaden Leos). When Standard gets released from prison and is strong-armed into committing a bold daytime robbery, the Driver offers his services in an effort to help the repentant ex-con cut his ties to the criminal underworld. Things get complicated, however, when the robbery goes unexpectedly awry, and the Driver just barely manages to escape alive. When the take from the job proves to be stratospherically higher than the Driver was led to believe, it quickly becomes apparent that they were set up. Later, thugs threaten to kill Irene and Benicio, and all evidence points to transplanted New York crime boss Bernie Rose (Albert Brooks) and his hot-headed partner Nino (Ron Perlman) as the masterminds. As the Driver attempts to turn the tables on them, it becomes clear that the chain of command goes much higher than he could have ever anticipated.
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Cast & Crew
|Carey Mulligan||Irene Carey|
|Albert Brooks||Bernie Rose|
|Jeff Wolfe||Tan Suit|
|Tiara Parker||Young Woman|
|Tim Trella||Hitman #1|
|Jimmy Hart||Hitman #2|
|Andy San Dimas||Stripper|
|John Pyper-Ferguson||Bearded Redneck|
|Craig Baxley||Masked Man #1|
|Kenny Richards||Masked Man #2|
|Joe Pingue||Assistant Director #1|
|Dieter H. Busch||Assistant Director #2|
|Steve Knoll||Movie Star|
|Mara LaFontaine||Movie Star Girlfriend|
|Teonee Tbrasl||Police Officer|
|Ralph Lawler||Basketball Announcer|
|Nicolas Winding Refn||Director|
|Erin Benach||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Lon Bender||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Frank Capra||Asst. Director,Co-producer|
|Robert Eber||Sound Mixer|
|Victor Ennis||Sound/Sound Designer|
|David Lancaster||Executive Producer|
|William Lischak||Executive Producer|
|Cliff Martinez||Score Composer|
|Linda McDonough||Executive Producer|
|Beth Mickle||Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design|
|Marc E. Platt||Producer|
|Gerald Quist||Makeup Special Effects|
|Newton Thomas Sigel||Cinematographer|
|Jeffrey Stott||Executive Producer|
|Christopher Tandon||Art Director,Set Decoration/Design|
|Gary Michael Walters||Executive Producer|
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Good movie. The acting, suspense and camera work was really good. Love the music.
I liked it a lot. The soundtrack was eerie and fit the film perfectly. Is there a soundtrack available?
Great movie. Brilliant. Gosling's best work yet.
Nicholas Winding Refm’s films are mostly crime dramas characterized by violent, aggressive action scenes and sharp contrasts in lighting and color. Drive does not fall far from his signature style. The style of drive is a cool, bright, and polished 80s themed atmosphere combined with a dreamlike and surreal aura. It’s hard to find an area of the film that doesn’t contribute to the overall polished and otherworldly ambience of the film. There are moments in drive that contain extremely graphic violence, which is even more emphasized by its tranclike and tension-building plot development. Ryan Gosling shines in this film; his portrayal of the Driver carries the ambience of the film and sets the tone for the storyline as the plot develops. Overall, Drive is one of the most interesting and beautifully crafted films to hit the big sceen in quite a while.
I was shocked by some of the intense violence in this movie. Even more shocked that I loved the film. From the very first moments of the movie, Gosling was intense and impossible to take your eyes off. The relationship between Gosling's Driver and Carey Mulligan's Irene is so sweet, and romantic. The scene where they drive the LA River basin with A Real Hero by College is one of the highlights of the movie. Goslings grin makes you smile and smile. And he's pretty good with a hammer too. A powerful film from Nicholas Winding Refn which should have been one of the Academy Award nominees for Best Film of 2011.
"Drive" is an interesting film, its almost cinema minus the film, lots of emotive long shots of people staring at one another, but this is somewhat the "Cinema's" problem as well. "Drive" was subject to what is likely one of the worst marketing campaigns in history, if you watch any of the trailers you'll likely get the idea the film is an Action Packed affair, with lots of Killing, Fast Cars, and a bit of romance. That is unfortunately pretty innacurate the film has, and I say this with caution knowing it can be taken good or bad, an incredibly slow pace. For the first 45 minutes or so aside from a brief opening clip there isn't much action or driving at all like I said you can consider that good or bad but I'm just telling you that's how it is. There really isn't that much Action/Violence in this film only about 10 or so instances, now I know your thinking "that sounds like a lot" but its really not, you go watch almost any other R rated "Action" film(I.E. "The Expendables", "Training Day", "Predators" etc)and you will find many more instances. That being said most of the violence in this film, such as the now famed "Elevator Scene" is pretty graphic so I wouldn't be showing it to a Preschooler, but its probably okay for most Older "Mature" teens, that being said a lot of the characters behave very poorly(Driver hits a woman, most of the Male Characters swear at their discretion) so that should be taken into account, but c'mon its an R Rated movie wadd'ya expect? Back to my main point the film's style is depending on how you look at it either its biggest success or its biggest failure, so long as you bare with it and dont expect people to be dying every five seconds you should be fine. I personal was irritated that the marketing campaign portrayed it as something it clearly isn't, but I came to enjoy it nonetheless. Also I would like to warn you that the Ending is somewhat ambigious so dont expect your typically happy ending, its not depressing but its open to interpretation. The film's soundtrack is also quite good giving it a somewhat 80's techno'ish feeling. To sum up "Drive" is an odd little piece of Cinema that will be enjoyed by some and hated by others, but as the Emotional Drama that it is I enjoy it tremendously.
the only redeming factor to this movie was the mild violence, I want my time back I wasted on this p.o.s. Thanks again hollywood for ripping me out of my hard earned money.