Baby Driver – a fresh funny spin on the classic heist movie

Baby Driver (1)

This is an action movie that is constructed around the music it features. Edgar Wright, Director and Writer of the new comedy-action-romance movie Baby Driver said he could not create a scene until he had found the perfect music track for it.

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. The story is told through the eyes, and, most importantly, the ears of Baby (Ansel Elgort) this youthful getaway driver who relies on a pulsating beat in order to perform. Working behind the wheel to pay off a debt to Kevin Spacey’s snarky, self-satisfied crime boss Doc, Baby is a young man of few words but an extensive array of Ipods and sunglasses.

Like Ryan Gosling in Drive, he telegraphs most of what he needs to with his eyes. Flashbacks reveal a childhood accident which has left him with severe tinnitus, and he uses music to drown out the constant ringing, as well as to “help him move”… read more

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