If you’re looking for a fun, hilarious summer sleeper, look no further. Baby Driver is a modern day heist film for the comedy lover. It’s fast paced and full of action right from the start. If you liked Drive but thought it could have been a bit lighter and brighter this might be the movie for you.
Baby Driver is the latest film by Edgar Wright. You may know be familiar with him from films like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz or Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World. He’s fairly comfortable with the action comedy genre, and Baby Driver exceeds in both categories. It’s fun and fresh with just enough romance without being too corny.
Make no mistake though, it’s not a family friendly flick. It has just enough violence without being too excessive or violent. The comedy lands just like the punches, quick and well timed. The choreography had to be one of the best aspects of the film. One of the most memorable scenes among them being the chase scene with Baby as he parkours through the streets after a robbery. Timing is everything and this film is impeccable with the editing.
Along with great editing is a great soundtrack. Edgar Wright’s film shows much love and appreciation for music in film with a score like Baby Driver’s. The song choices rival that of Guardians of the Galaxy in terms of perfect for the film (although it should be noted Baby Driver never felt the need to specifically state lyrics to a key song). Baby’s love of his iPod similar to Star Lord’s love of his walkman is charming and believable enough for the plot’s sake.
Baby Driver features a stellar cast to round things out. Ansel Elgort proves himself just as charming as costars Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx. Lily James and Eiza Gonzalez were solid choices as supporting ladies. The chemistry among the cast worked well and the movie had almost no dull moments.
If you need the perfect date night movie this is it. It’s cute and charming but thrilling and action packed.
9 out of 10, this baby lyfts