Ashley Claire Friedman
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But what in the movie shows us that? Also, what is this “terrible true nature” he’s so intent on escaping from, and at what point was it demonstrated to us? From what we see, he’s simply a lonely guy. He was too poorly sketched-as was Mulligan’s character-for us to understand or really care about his actions or behaviors, so the weight of anything he did-being nice to a kid or murdering a guy in weird mask-felt the same and nearly arbitrary.
I’ve never commented here, or really anywhere before, but I can keep silent no longer. I do not understand why people liked Drive. The first ten minutes were perfectly assembled but then everything fell away and it became a weird husk. The characters were almost catatonically blank, and the soundtrack and lighting was so heavy-handed as to be almost insulting. Halfway through I thought maybe it was some ironic send-up of America in general and Los Angeles in particular, but then I stopped thinking that and now I don’t know what to think.