This is a belated review, but the folks over at Netflix informed me that from today Drive is available on Netflix to stream online.
Drive is an awesome film, and I think Ryan Gosling was robbed not being up for an Oscar (yes I am one of those Gosling fans and perhaps a bit biased, but unlike all the Hey Girl’s I’ve been a fan way back since the Notebook and beyond). But it’s not just Gosling that makes this film amazing, the cinematography is breathtaking, the soundtrack is catching and you just can’t take your eyes of the driving.
The film is about a guy who befriends a young mother and her son and tries to help out her husband when he returns from prison and gets into some trouble. How he helps him? Well that is from his driving skills. To explain I refer to a quote from the start of the film:
“There’s a hundred-thousand streets in this city. You don’t need to know the route. You give me a time and a place, I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes and I’m yours. No matter what. Anything happens a minute either side of that and you’re on your own. Do you understand? […] Good. And you won’t be able to reach me on this phone again.”
Some refer to Gosling’s character as a modern day Super Hero and I’d have to agree (the title song on the soundtrack – A Real Hero by College is also a clue to the fact that director Nicholas Winding Refn wanted us to think that).
Finally I swear you will want to order one of these jackets after watching the film (available on Amazon).
So, no need to head to a rental store or wait for the blu-ray to arrive in the post because you can watch it right now on Netflix, available on you PC, Wii, PLaystation, Xbox and I believe Smart TVs too.