Wednesday, September 21, 2011

mov•ie (moo-vee) | drive

I've slacked on sharing the great movies we've seen and over the last 4 weeks I've seen A LOT.  In fact there was one week where I was at the movie theaters 4 times in 5 days and 2 of those days I saw Roger Ebert...back to back.  I don't remember the last time I was that starstruck, and I've spotted some great celebs, but he is so legendary. 

This weekend I made sure that we saw Drive.  Aside from already declaring my obsession with Ryan Gosling in this post, we heard great reviews and couldn't end the weekend without seeing it.  

I don't even know where to begin with this movie because words can't even describe what I felt during and after seeing it. In all honesty, I have to say that for me it was like a more modern Scarface.  Not the premise of the movie per se, but more so the music, cinematography and gritty nature of the storyline - artistically the movie embraces a similar look to Scarface

There isn't much to the dialogue that would require you to pay close attention and even if no one spoke, each character had so much emotion that paired with the music, that alone could explain the movie perfectly.  In fact, Gosling plays a character that doesn't say much and I think that's what is so intriguing about him.  He has a welcoming smile which makes it so easy for Irene (played by Carey Mulligan) to be friends with him, but because he's not a man of many words - it's hard to see what he's hiding and the types of things he's capable of.

The cast was well rounded with Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks and Christina Hendricks support Gosling's un-describable performance.  And if you love Breaking Bad, you'll definitely appreciate Cranston's character in this movie.  In my opinion, this movie is so emotionally stimulating and you can't help but feel something - whether it's sadness, anger, empowerment - it'll definitely get you thinking.  Lastly, as if the movie itself wasn't already great, the soundtrack is pretty much the best thing I've downloaded in awhile.  It's a little dark and it's an acquired taste, so if that's how you roll I highly recommend downloading it.

|Did you see Drive this weekend?  What did you think?|


eek said...

I've been wanting to see this. My hubs likes movies that are more gritty and real without relying on special effects...does this fit that bill?

LyddieGal said...

Sounds like i'd better get my butt to the movies this week!

this free bird said...

a. I'm Canadian and LOVE Ryan Gosling.
b. Just saw Blue Valentine (mixture of late bloomer + fear) and thought he was AMAZING.
c. Lars & the Real Girl = all time favorite.
d. Do you bake gluten-free? I swear by that flour mixture! If you have been deprived of chocolate chip cookies then today is a new day. Otherwise you already know all this info and I'm just blathering on :)


Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Drive is on my to-see, and only partly because Ryan Gosling is gush-worthy. For years, I totally used to think that he was the same guy who played the son in that TV show, The Nanny - I know, randomness abounds in my mind right now, haha!

Elena said...

It definitely got me thinking...but i'll confess I didn't love it. LOVED Gosling (obviously) and the character development...definitely thought the blood was gratuitous a lot f the time. I think it also just wasn't the movie I was in the mood for, which sometimes colors a movie experience too much!

But now I want to see Crazy, Stupid, Love again to soak up Ryan Gosling!

Bonnie said...

I want to see "Drive" so badly! I have heard super good things about it. Besides, he's such a cutie!
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CessOviedo said...

I would totally watch it! I like Ryan so much, I loved Breaking bad so that makes it even better, thanks for the recommendation!

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The Suburb Experiment said...

My husband wants to see this movie SO. BAD. I think I'm going to send him to it tonight. I'm happy to see all the great reviews!


Delane said...

I use to see him on my way home from work all the time. He was a lot shorter then I thought he would be. Its funny how TV makes you think someone is shorter or taller.

Last move I saw was Cowboys and Aliens. I really liked it.