• Baby Driver

    • July 3, 2017
    • 11:20 PM

    BANNER: Big Talk Productions, Working Title Films, Media Rights Capital
    PRODUCER: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nira Park
    DIRECTOR: Edgar Wright
    CAST: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx

    STORY: Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a young good-looking an ace of a getaway driver, works for Doctor (Kevin Spacey), a heist mastermind. He is a music buff, cannot drive without music playing. This was due to an accident he had in childhood that killed his parents & gave him something akin to tinnitus, a constant sound in his head. He lives with his foster father. He is good at his job. Baby has to pay some old debt to Doctor. Baby meets this waitress Debora (Lily James) at a diner & falls in love with her. He just has to do the last job for Doc that will pay his debt and then he will embark on a new and straighter life with Debora. He does the last job that leads to some blood spilling. Doctor still wants him for another robbery. Baby has no option but to accept it to save Debora. Things don't go as per the plan and both, Debora and Baby, land in some serious soup leading to a blood bath.

    CRITICAL ANALYSIS
    : It's an engaging crime, action, and romantic thriller. It's well shot and the story moves at the right pace. The ensemble cast of top line Hollywood actors adds gravitas to what seemingly is a regular genre film. The most important element of the film is its lead actor, who is a likable combo of Dean, Brando and Cruise. Teenage audiences will fall in love with Elgort's vulnerable character. It's a smartly written screenplay with quite a few cliffhanger moments offered by implausible yet enjoyable chase sequences. Music is good.

    TRADE ANALYSIS:
    The film may grow through word of mouth publicity and may find a niche 'multiplex' audience in spite of its low key, nearly non-existent publicity.