Nicolas Winding Refn’s much buzzed-about Drive opened in theaters this past weekend, and I finally got to see the movie everyone’s been talking about. I loved it, and I absolutely think it’s one of the best films of the year. It’s like a John Hughes movie, except with more people getting stabbed in the eye with forks. Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks give outstanding performances, and the music is fantastic. I was afraid the film may have been too overhyped for me to rightfully enjoy it as much as my peers, but my apprehension was quickly put to rest. Today, some red band stills from the film have been released. They’re pretty spoilery, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet I’d advise you to wait.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, and Albert Brooks. Drive is in theaters everywhere right now, so there’s no excuse for you to not see it. Seriously, go.
Here is the official synopsis for Drive:
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.