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?|