Baby Driver (2017) : Movie Review
Baby Driver : Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! It’s Baby Driver produced and directed by Edgar Wright. Nah, don’t confuse the title to a kiddie movie; this one’s a high octane actioner which mixes the car chase genre with a musical like no other.
Wright, who I read was working on this project for years, narrates a quirky story of a guy called Baby, yes B-A-B-Y, Baby (Ansel Elgort) a music junkie getaway driver who works for a criminal kingpin nicknamed Doc (Kevin Spacey).
Listening to his ipod play list 24×7, Baby has been involved in multiple robberies across Atlanta (a welcome relief from the regular NY, LA and New Jersey locales..). A chance meeting with Debora ( the pretty Lily James) makes Baby lose his heart and aspire for a crime free life with her. Only big boss Doc ain’t relenting and Baby reluctantly, signs up for another heist which goes horribly wrong.
The film is a pulsating experience in more ways than one.
First, the car chase and wham bam sequences are absolutely mind blowing. Second, the adrenaline pumping music used so effectively to complement the action. Last and certainly not the least, the witty one liners and dialogues which not only suit the characters but also elevate the film to an altogether different level.
Of the cast, Ansel Elgort is a star in the making. Kevin Spacey is cool personified. Lily James is sweet enough to be Baby’s Debora. And the supporting cast comprising John Hamm and Jamie Foxx is able and efficient.
With soundtrack comprising the likes of Simon and Garfunkel, Queen and Carla Thomas, Baby Driver is a must have on your playlist. It’s also a must watch at your nearest cinema. Go guys go.