‘Baby Driver’ I’d Go Riding With This Dude Anytime


Photo courtesy of TriStar Pictures

‘Baby Driver’ is by far the best film of the summer. I went to the press screening a few days ago and have not stopped thinking about it nor have I stopped playing the fantastic sound track.

Edgar Wright (‘Shaun of the Dead’, Scott Pilgrim vs.the World’, ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘The World’s End’) has written and directed one of the most exciting, original, explosive awesome films of 2017.

Baby (Ansel Elgort) an innocent looking getaway driver gets hardened criminals from point A. to point B. and he does it with daredevil flair and a personal soundtrack running through his head. That’s because his escape route is plotted to the beat of specific tunes that go from his well-curated iPod straight to his ears, and which translate into expertly timed hairpin turns, gear shifts and evasive maneuvers that leave his passengers and the audience on the edge of their seat.

Wright has given us an action thriller that mixtures killer driving with killer music unlike anything we have every seen. Baby works for Doc (the wonderful Kevin Spacey), a kingpin on a lucky streak of brash daytime bank heists, thanks in part to his faith in Baby’s auto acumen. Doc’s go-to professionals include former Wall Street type turned outlaw Buddy (Jon Hamm), Buddy’s young hot partner in crime, Darling (Eliza Gonzalex) and the impulsive, gun slinging Bats (Jamie Foxx) whose suspicions about Baby begin to create a dangerous rift in an until then smooth running operation.

Of course there’s the good girl, (there’s always one of those) and in this case her name is Debora (Lily James) a waitress at the local diner. It doesn’t take long for Baby to fall for her and question the choices he’s made in life.

‘Baby Driver’ opens on June 28th 2017 and if there’s only one film you see this year, make it this one.

Joan Alperin

About Joan Alperin

Joan was born in Brooklyn and spent many years working as an actress in New York City. Even though she traveled extensively, Joan couldn't imagine living anywhere else.. Well one day, she met someone at a party who regaled her with stories about living in L. A. specifically Topanga Canyon. A few weeks later she found herself on an airplane bound for Los Angeles. Joan immediately fell in love with the town and has been living here for the last twenty years and yes, she even made it to Topanga Canyon, where she now resides, surrounded by nature, deer, owls and all kinds of extraordinary alien creatures.. Joan continued acting, but for the last several years (besides reviewing plays and film) she has been writing screenplays. Joan was married to a filmmaker who created the cult classic films, (way before she knew him) Faces of Death. As a result of his huge following, they created a funny movie review show entitled Two Jews on Film, where Joan and her husband, John would review movies and rate them with bagels You can see their reviews by going to youtube.com/twojewsonfilm. Although it's now only one Jew - Joan is occasionally joined by her beautiful Pekingnese and Japanese Chin.
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1 Response to ‘Baby Driver’ I’d Go Riding With This Dude Anytime

  1. Paul Bailey says:

    EXCELLENT Review!!!

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