How much did I love Drive? I want to see it again more than some other films I haven’t seen this year. I don’t know how much mainstream appeal it has but I honestly don’t care. It’s a great movie and folks will either warm to it or not. But for those who are offput by the violence or the fact that it’s not the cookie-cutter product they’ve come to expect, they’ll be missing out on excellent performances, taut drama, and killer action.
This new clip is only 43 seconds long and it briefly demonstrates all three. Also, since this clip features Albert Brooks as mobster Bernie Rose, I want to reiterate what I said in my review: If FilmDistrict makes a serious push to get Brooks a Best Supporting Actor nomination, I think they’ve got a good chance at getting it. But whether the flick gets some awards buzz or not, you still have to see it. Hit the jump to check out the clip. Drive opens September 16th.
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Driver is a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can’t help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene, a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard. After a heist intended to pay off Standard’s protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals. But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk – that they’re coming straight for Irene and her son – Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense.