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?
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. “