All of a sudden my enthusiasm about Drive, the Nicolas Winding Refn film starring Ryan Gosling as a getaway car driver, is feeling much more tempered. The first clip we saw was all style and menace, really great stuff. This one, where Gosling and Carey Mulligan have a meet-cute (with a little kid involved!) and then go driving along the LA River like the racers in Grease, is all… well, something else. It does have that signature Refn pop music, though. I guess this clip is supposed to be for the ladies or something. Fucking marketers.
It turns out Ryan Gosling doesn’t just do getaways in DRIVE - he also romances women and charms little kids. Oh well.