On Wednesday night my husband and I went to go see Baby Driver at the Odeon. If you’ve read before, we have the Odeon Limitless Cards and so try to go at least once a week. I’ll be honest this didn’t look like my kind of film based on the trailer it looked like a bit of a fast and furious knock off I thought.
I was wrong.
The film was amazing. It focuses on a young guy named Baby (played by Fault in our Stars Actor, Ansel Egort) who is a reluctant getaway driver for Doc (played by the brilliant Kevin Spacey), Baby is seen throughout the film with headphones in or listening to music, this is to drown out the ‘hum in the drum’ he has in his ears from a car accident when he was younger. There is a great cast with a nearly unrecognisable Jon Hamm as one of the members of Doc’s crew as well as Jamie Foxx, Lily James and Sky Ferreria makes a brief appereance.
The film is really cleverly made as everything is syncopated with the music. There is a massive range of music playing and it is choreographed so well. The opening credits are really cleverly choreographed with the music. The film feels like a musical in some ways but not the cheesy type of musical. Jamie Foxx was recently interviewed and said that they had the music playing in earphones when shooting to the movie to ensure the timing of the key moments linked with the music.
It is a clever story and there are some really funny bits in the movie. It has the right balance of action, car chases, romance, and humour. It’d be a good movie for date night I think.
The film is so much more than a car chase film, it’s a smart movie with a great storyline. Although saying that I did drive away listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival feeling like I am on top of the world! The soundtrack is a must listen!
Have you seen Baby Driver yet? What did you think?