the Driver had amazing driving skills, allowing him to be stunt driver as well as getaway driver hired by burglars and robbers. he worked anonymously, rented a cheap apartment, worked as a mechanic at Shannon's garage. his neighbor was Irene and her young son Benicio. her husband soon to be released from the prison. before that happened, the Driver spent his free time with them, bonding easily with Irene. Shannon borrowed some money from a mobster named Bernie and wanted to buy a car for the Driver to race. after observing his skill, Bernie agreed to be his partner. but before that can happen, the Driver was sent on mission to drive a guy name Standard to rob the pawn shop. Standard was killed and Bernie's group tracked the Driver down, threatening to kill everyone around him, starting with Shannon.
we weren't even sure how to describe the movie, which caused us to gag looking at each other at the end of the show. the film was straightforward, the twists were mostly predictable, but sometimes the screen just froze, with the characters either staring at each other smiling, or the camera turning and surveying the surrounding in a painfully slow movement. the action scenes however were fast enough to be entertaining, but that was it, nothing else felt connected, not even among the characters. at some point, we thought the Driver would get together with Irene, but apparently the most they did was just staring at each other smiling. the moment she got so mad at him while he told her about her husband's death, their relationship just didn't make any sense to us anymore. perhaps the film was trying to do something different, creating a new trend or style for cinematographic? whatever the reason, the film most probably failed to present it.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Nicolas Winding Refn
- released: 2011
- casts: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks
- language: English
- genre: Crime/Thriller