Another Unlimited Cineworld screening saw me take in Baby Driver starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Lily James, it’s directed by Edgar Wright who announces before the film that all Car chases are done on real streets and have no Green Screens and CGI.
Baby (Ansel) is a young talented driver who listens constantly to music to drown out tinnitus that he suffered in a car accident that killed his parents when he was young. He is now a getaway driver employed by Doc (Kevin) to pay for stealing Doc’s car. Doc plans the heists and bank robberies but never uses the same crew more than once (except for Baby).
Between Heist’s Baby visit’s the diner that his Mum used to work at and one morning whilst listening to his iPod he hears a waitress come in singing, when she comes to takes his order he asks what she was singing and finds out her name is Debora (Lily) and this starts the beginning of a relationship that ends up beating the odds. He also looks after his foster dad who is deaf.
After 2 successful robberies and his debt is paid off to Doc, he starts making plans for Debora including taking her out to an expensive restaurant that he finds out Doc pays for and tells him he has another job and threatens him that he will hurt Debora if he doesn’t go along. During the planning where he does a once over of the post office with Doc’s nephew he interacts with the teller and this is where things start to go pear shape. The go further awry when Bats (Jamie Foxx), Darling (Eiza Gonzalez) and Buddy (Jon Hamm) along with Baby go and buy the weapons they will use to hold up the Post Office, this also when Debora finds out that Baby is a Getaway driver. This is also where the movie starts really moving forward (though there has been plenty of awesome driving beforehand).
The Movie is fantastic and has a world class soundtrack to it too and is a right mix of music with T-Rex, The Beach Boys, Queen and The Commodores to name a few. All the main actors where class and the cool cold look that Ansel has really worked for Baby.
This is a must watch film so go and see it, it’s jumped in to the top 5 I’ve seen this year and I’ll give it a 9/10