Drive (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)

Feb 20, 2012 | Fiction/Lit/Movies

I liked this movie. (Maybe from now on I’ll just post “hey, here’s a thing I liked.” Huzzah for low-content posts.)

This was my favourite exchange:

The Driver (Ryan Gosling) and Benicio (Kaden Leos) are watching cartoons while Irene (Carey Mulligan) gets ready.

The Driver:  Is he a bad guy?

Benicio: Yeah.

The Driver: How can you tell?

Benicio: Cuz. He… he’s a shark.

The Driver: There’s no good sharks?

Benicio: No. I mean, just look at him. Does he look like a good guy to you?

(The Driver doesn’t respond.)

Roger Ebert’s review of the movie has a pretty nice final line that sums things up well: “‘Drive’ looks like one kind of movie in the ads, and it is that kind of movie. It is also a rebuke to most of the movies it looks like. “