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Baby Driver (2017)

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After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

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Storyline

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Debora, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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All you need is one killer track.


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Rated R for violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 June 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,553,320, 2 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$107,825,862, 19 October 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$175,089,495, 20 August 2017
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Trivia

During his interview on the Nerdist Podcast, Edgar Wright admitted to putting a bunch of Easter eggs in this film. He told Chris Hardwick one of the cars has a license plate that's represents the release date of another one of his films. See more »

Goofs

In the opening heist, the getaway involves dumping the original car and switching to another. However, while Buddy, Darling and Griff all wear gloves, Baby does not. During his "dance" scene he touches, and leaves fingerprints on, the steering wheel, wiper control, the outside of the door, and a water bottle (which he leaves in the car). During the getaway he also would have left prints on the gearshift and the interior door handle. However, Baby has most likely never been printed therefore his prints would not be in any police records whereas all other heisters indicate they do have criminal records and could be implicated if their prints are found. This is also why Baby is asked to case the post office - he presumably has no criminal record. See more »

Quotes

Buddy: Bats, you are fucking crazy.
Bats: When your folks name you Bats, you're gonna end up crazy.
Buddy: I don't doubt that you're crazy, but your real name is not Bats.
Bats: So says you.
Darling: You think my real name's Darling?
Buddy: Yeah, or Buddy? No, they're nicknames. Code names. Monikers.
Bats: So what's your real name, Darling?
Darling: Monica.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits is the sound of a tape rewinding. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.125 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
(Bill Berry (as William Berry), Peter Buck, Mike Mills (as Michael Mills), Michael Stipe (as John Stipe))
Performed by R.E.M.
Courtesy of Concord Music Group/Universal Music Group International
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Well Executed but Boring
10 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

The execution and quality of the film making was great, but overall I quickly got bored watching this movie as none of the character's motivations seemed realistic or made sense to me. The action sequences were great, but didn't do anything especially unique or carry any suspenseful weight with the plot that I found myself yawning during much of it. Perhaps it needed more shocking gore.

The movie seemed to be a bit confused in its tone, mixing stylized violence with comedy and serious heist elements. It was set in a realistic world, but the characters and their motivations were not. It felt like it was trying to rekindle the essence of a Tarantino cool bad guy heist film like Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, but missed the mark. I found myself not believing the heist scenarios enough or having enough of a stake in them. It needed a stronger overall macguffin.

The use of Music was unique, but I would've have got more out of it if more obscure music was used, like what the GTA video game series does curating amazing forgotten B-side gems from famous artists.

I felt like Jamie Foxx's acting talent was a bit wasted, and the bland Atlanta backdrop seemed like a production budget restraint. I wonder what city was written in the original script? I doubt anyone writes for Atlanta. Rather than transporting us to a cool city that feels lived in and feels like a real location, this just felt like a boring block of downtown brick buildings to shoot car chases and shootouts in.

I love most of Edgar Wright's other films, so I'm not sure why this was so boring for me. It just didn't do anything new for me and will probably be forgotten from my film memory years from now.


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