DRIVE is an intriguing story about a driver that remains unnamed throughout the movie, the main character is a full time stunt driver who does part time get away driving for petty thief’s in the neighbourhood with his advance driving techniques. The plot soon thickens when an attractive women is thrown into the midst who quickly works her way into the protagonists life, Irene is a single mother, her gangster boyfriend is in jail for crimes he has committed.
After a short time Irene’s boyfriend is released and he reignites there relationship as a family unit, our main character is seemingly being pushed out of her life as Irene’s boyfriend is very controlling. Until our main character realise’s that Irene and her sons lives are at risk he acts quickly to make sure they are safe. The Driver has to do one big job working with Standard, Irene’s boyfriend to clear his record and keep his family safe. This is all spins dramatically out of control and our hero is sent a road of criminal acts and gun fights with some of the most ruthless criminal big shots in LA.
I completely enjoyed DRIVE from start to finish, at the beginning of the film there is a lack of dialogue which I thought added to the moments that we see on camera, it made the emotional and more memorable scenes more gripping. The lack of dialogue from the main character added to his laid back and care free approach to life, until he has his back against the wall. Ryan Gosling plays a great roll as the driver and really entice’s the audience.
I would really advise everybody to watch DRIVE if you get a chance as it’s a great film and full of action towards the end, and some great acting throughout.