Director: Edgar Wright
Synopsis: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
First, I definitely recommend watching this on the big screen. You obviously can watch it at home, but if you have the chance, skip on over to a cinema.
Second, AJAHQHAOAJBQQOPAKSB DUUUUUUUUDE. This movie left me all jittery and happy and I couldn’t go to sleep because I kept thinking about it.
Obviously, it’s got some awesome action scenes, not just with Ansel Elgort driving around like the cars are extensions of his body, but also with them pulling off heists and running from police and just being general pests to society.
The characters were GREAT, especially Jon Hamm’s. Baby’s (Ansel Elgort) adoptive father was a highlight, Lily James was adorable and her scenes with Ansel really balanced out the movie (kept it from becoming all grits). I felt like Kevin Spacey disappeared a bit towards the end, but still made a difference.
But. What I really loved was the music. Baby is always listening to music, like alllllll the time, and the scenes seem to happen to the rhythm of whatever song he’s listening to at the time. It’s such a quirky and stylized thing, and it ends up really setting the movie apart from everything else.
Also, do you ever just see a shot that is so incredibly aesthetically pleasing that it pulls a little bit at your cold, cold heart? Yeah. Now imagine an entire movie made solely of those shots. I don’t mean that they were pretty or whatever, they were just so pleasing to the cinematic eye. I just really appreciate the symbolism, man.
I 100% recommend watching Baby Driver. Seriously, go watch it dude.
P. S. ((SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER)) The entire scene with Baby, Debora and Buddy towards the end, with Buddy in the car seeing red and looking absolutely crazy, was so perfect. It had me putting a hand to my heart like some stereotypical southern belle.