Baby Driver was entertaining from start to finish. Starting off with fast paced music while Baby (Ansel Elgort) and his “co-workers” are sitting in the car in front of a bank. It’s here that were are introduced to the personality and confidence that Baby has when he is behind the wheel of just about any car. He is a driver. A getaway driver to be exact, so he’s gotten into a bad crowd even though he is not a bad person. This type of story isn’t an invention at all. Good guy gets caught up in something he shouldn’t be and tries to get out, but can’t. This movie though is different from a lot of other movies.
For one, it felt like a perfectly choreographed musical… without the spontaneous singing and dancing. Baby walks (I guess you could say dances) through the streets of his town listening to music on one of his multiple iPods. The music is extremely important to Baby because this is the sole reason he is so good at driving and evading everyone in his getaway car.
Yes, there is some romance. Lily James plays Debora, Baby’s love interest. She has an affinity to music just like Baby and on screen it's evident that there is something between them from first glance at each other. James and Elgort played their roles perfectly with one another, both with the romance of it all and with the terrifying events that happen throughout the movie. I loved Debora as a character and how she was able to just catch on to who Baby was hanging around with.
Not only did I love that aspect of it, but I loved pretty much the entire movie. It was fast paced, and even when there wasn’t a fast paced driving scene happening, it didn’t feel as if it were being dragged out or anything. The relationship Baby has with his foster dad was awesome, and provided some comedic outputs. I wasn’t a fan of Jamie Foxx’s character, but you have to have some sort a villain in the movie and I feel he played his part extremely well. The attitude that Baby had towards him was perfect I thought. As for Kevin Spacey, only sometimes was I convinced of his evil tendencies. I did find it pretty funny with the little kid at the post office.
Overall, this movie was just awesome. I would totally go see it again, and definitely recommend it for everyone when it’s released to theaters on June 28th. I’ll give this movie a “Loved It” rating. As I was waiting in line, we were told that there was going to be a “special guest” just before the movie was about to start. Knowing ahead of time that I probably would have no idea who the person was didn’t really get me all that excited, but still I was eager to see. It was a famous NASCAR driver, which is perfect for this type of movie. Awesome opportunity and awesome movie. Oh, and I felt like I had just gotten off an airplane after leaving the theater, like I was going so fast for so long then just stopped. It was weird that a movie could do that to me. Pretty cool. (5/5)
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