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"Baby Driver" (2017)

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS


After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

As this is a heist drama, the only way I could do justice to the story would be to describe the whole plot, and obviously I'd rather not do that. :) But it's not so much the details of the heist that hold your attention: it's the characters. Every single character is so brilliantly written and realised that you remember and grow attached to every single one. And on that note, the performances are all top-notch. Ansel Elgort is great as the eponymous Baby: he's equal parts funny, aloof and vulnerable, and his chemistry with Lily James is superb. One of my favourite cast members is Jon Hamm as Buddy, who's probably the character who changes the most over the course of the narrative.

But what makes this truly special is Edgar Wright's direction. He's simply one of the best directors working today, and his flawless eye for camerawork and editing is once again on full display here. Just don't go in expecting the full-on comedies he's done before. Yes, there are comedy elements, but they're there to enhance the connection to the characters so that we fear for them later on.

And yes, they do play the Simon & Garfunkel song the movie's named after. :)

I loved this movie. I'd say it's definitely a top contender for my favourite movie of the year so far.


My rating: 85%

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1 month ago on 8 July 2017 19:11



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