Nothing is what it seems

Based on a 2005 novel written by James Sallis, ‘Drive’ caters the expectations of all those seeking a blend of action and romance in one pack.

A slow-moving action thriller, ‘Drive’ is about a Hollywood stunt performer (Ryan Gosling), a loner who performs all sorts of assignments — from film stunts to acting as a getaway driver for criminals — all thanks to his best friend Shannon (Bryan Cranston).

The driver falls in love with his neighbour, Irene (Carey Mulligan) and starts taking care of her son. But things get complicated when her convicted husband returns from prison.

A man of few words, the driver comes forward to help the husband arrange some protection money through a heist. Only to realise that it is more than just money.

Good performances by Gosling and Carey add flavour to the action drama.

‘Drive’ portrays Gosling as a driver for hire who’s known simply as ‘driver’ throughout the movie. However, unlike its name, ‘Drive’ shows speeding cars in action merely 2-3 times in the whole movie.

Overall, the movie comprises less action than expected and the slow pace may diminish your interest in this action drama.

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