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797. Baby Driver

Published December 30, 2017

Title: Baby Driver Director: Edgar Wright Year: 2017 Run time: 1hr 52m

“Follows a talented, young getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.”

Live blog

2:07 - Dancing with your windscreen wipers is fun. 4:16 - The things this guy can do with a handbrake! 10:11 - “Still waiting on his first words.” 19:36 - I like her being called Jonathan. 21:17 - Needles! 26:10 - Mike Myers versus Michael Myers. Big difference. 29:34 - Old school iPod. It’d be harder to scroll backwards these days. 34:28 - Chooon! 38:10 - Pink and glittery iPod is nice. 41:12 - “It’s the finest wining and dining of all the wining and dining in town.” 45:38 - Catfish dinner. 50:17 - Kids ages are hard. 50:41 - “Working nine to five, just like Dolly.” 1:04:14 - Shots to music is interesting. 1:12:27 - Why would they lie for him? They hate him. 1:17:08 - When your real answer is crazier than they could come up with as an excuse. 1:22:50 - Listen to the right inspo song, you can suddenly do parkour. 1:30:45 - Like the relationship with dear Joe. 1:35:15 - Bonnie and Bonnie would be a good film. 1:39:40 - Buddy appears to have turned into The Terminator. 1:48:50 - Glad he didn’t just escape. Good ending.

Conclusions

This was a really interesting film. With Edgar Wright behind the helm, you know you’re in for something very stylish and well-crafted, and it was that. The story was good, characters interesting, and the scenes were a lot of fun to go along with.

Just a few niggles, though. It felt a little derivative (True Romance, Heat, Terminator even), and there were moments towards the end where it started to get a little silly. The driving sequences were fantastic, though, and there’s no taking away from the fact that it was entertaining from start to finish and had a brilliant soundtrack. Top work.

Rating: 4/5.

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