797. Baby Driver

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.