A Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver is lured from his isolated life by a lovely neighbor and her young son. His newfound peace is shattered, however, when her violent husband is released from prison. (Netflix)
This is a movie that has been hyped up from my group of friends ever since it came out. Thankfully, it lived up to expectations. What really stuck out to me was the visual aspect of it. Because I didn’t even notice that there was barely any dialogue until about half way through. So, obviously there was something compelling going on visually. I loved Ryan Gosling, thought he was fantastic. It takes a lot to pull off a main character who is practically on screen the entire time, yet doesn’t say a whole lot. I thought he nailed it. I also really liked Carey Mulligan as Irene, she matched up with Ryan Gosling really well. The rest of the ensemble was impressive as well. Stand outs are Oscar Isaac, who played the husband. What was really nice about his performance was that he wasn’t a complete asshole. He actually wasn’t even that “violent” as the description says. He was a guy trying to be a better person, but he just couldn’t get away from his past, so I really appreciated that change from the typical just released from prison thug type. It takes a little bit to take off, but once it does, this movie doesn’t let go, and is a lot of fun to watch, all the way to the finish.