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Movie Review: Baby Driver

 

Rev up your engines! The high octane film, Baby Driver, is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download.

Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, John Bernthal, Eliza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm and Jamie Fox.

Baby (Elgort) is the getaway driver for a crime boss, Doc (Spacey). He’s serving penance for robbing Doc. As his punishment he must be the getaway driver for other robbers who work for Doc. Baby has a few more drives to do before he’s done with Doc.

Baby’s world is all about music. His whole world is centered around music and the various playlists for his life. For that reason the soundtrack for this film is awesome. I checked the soundtrack for this film and there are 30 songs listed. WOW!!!

Baby world changes when he meets a waitress Debora (James). He falls for the beautiful young lady and realizes his life of crime is not worth risking the affection of his new found love. Baby wants to go straight, but how easy will that be?

Will Baby be able to get away from a life of crime, or will Doc (or something else) hold him back? To find out you need to pick up (or download) Baby Driver. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

To be honest with you, the first time I heard the title I legitimate thought the movie had something to do with an actual baby. Who knew the lead character, a twenty-something male, would go by that name.

If you love movies with kick-a$$ car chase scenes, you’ll love this film. It’s along the same vein as Fast and the Furious, and it’s predecessors like Smokey and the Bandit and Gone in Sixty Seconds.

 

I think what makes this film stand out is the soundtrack. It’s all about the music. It’s an eclectic soundtrack too. There isn’t just one genre of music being played throughout the film. Admittedly I haven’t hear of most of the artists, but I would say I enjoyed at least half the songs, if not more.

It’s true that music can really enhance a moment on the big screen. This film is filled with those moments. Almost every scene (most especially the car chase ones) are accompanied with music that really gets your heart pumping and brings the action on screen to life.

Believe it or not there is some humorous parts in this film. It’s a great mix of drama, romance, comedy and high octane action.

I thought Ansel Elgort was an interesting choice for the part of Baby. I wasn’t sure if he could pull it off (I still think about his performance in A Fault in Our Stars).

Kevin Spacey was ideal as the role of Doc. He pulled the character off perfectly, as I would expect him too. He was made for roles like this.

My husband and I loved the film. It’s one of those films we plan on watching again and again.

The bonus features are certainly worth checking out. There is a lot of behind the scenes stuff that I found to be very interesting, most especially when it came to how they did all those amazing car chasing scenes, as well as why the soundtrack for an essential part of this film.

Below is the theatrical trailer for your enjoyment. Remember, this film is available for home viewing.

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and “mini zoo” consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher’s assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. We really enjoyed watching this. Kevin Spacey is a great actor and Jon Hamm is so easy to look at 🙂

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