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Baby Driver

Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars is the film you would recognize him from) is Baby, a young, peach-fuzzed kid who has an innate instinct for cars and music. He is a getaway driver working off a debt to Doc (Kevin Spacey). Once his obligation is done, however, Doc enlists Baby for one more heist. How Baby comes to be in service to Doc I won’t say, as it is part of the beauty of this story that it unfolds slowly over time. The film has probably one of the most thrilling starting sequences I have seen in a long time; it kind of catches you off guard a bit in where it goes, much like the whole movie.  a bit and kept me smiling. Elgort owns this film, and he and Lily James, who plays Deborah, a love interest, make a great on-screen couple. The acting overall is superb. The awesome soundtrack (everything seems to move to the beat of the music), Elgort’s character, and the great script result in a film that is slick, stylish (kind of like the movie Drive), super cool, fast-paced, and edgy. And it is a really well-played love story. Edgar Wright has made a lot of truly unique films (Paul, Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, and others), but I think this may be one of his best. Big thumbs up from me; while there is some violence, I think it is probably one of the most totally entertaining movies we may see this year.

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