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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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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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Three Oscar winners are featured in this movie, Kevin Spacey (who won two awards, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Usual Suspects and Best Actor in a Leading Role for American Beauty), Jamie Foxx (Best Actor in a Leading Role for Ray), and Paul Williams (Best Original Song for A Star is Born). 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

Doc: [Referring to Baby] That's my baby.
Bats: Fuck your baby.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in KVIFF Guide: Episode #1.9 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby I'm Yours
(Van McCoy)
Performed by Barbara Lewis
Courtesy of K-tel Music, Inc.
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Don't believe the Hype
5 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

I may have been more generous with the rating I chose, however due to the overwhelming number of highly positive reviews, I feel that some brutal honesty is required here.

The main themes in most of the reviews I've stumbled across are that this movie has a refreshingly original story and that the car chase scenes were exceptional. Neither circumstance holds true. The story was as cut and dry as any in this genre and the car chase scenes were bland, boring, and made no sense to me. Compared to a movie like Drive, where the protagonist's backstory actually lends to his driving skills (stunt car driver, motorsports participant), in Baby Driver, we're supposed to believe that some kid somehow acquired exceptional getaway driver abilities because of...tinnitus? There is no connection here, not to me anyway. And as for the chase scenes, utterly boring and unoriginal. The cars were completely lame too. Taking Drive as a point of contention again, the cars in Drive even have some degree of backstory to make the seemingly unbelievable chase scenes more believable...upgraded chassis, suspension, and souped up engines. In Baby Driver, we're given nothing more than showroom stock grocery getters...not even the top end models of the cars were chosen to take on the challenges. It was just all around stupid to me and I was left disappointed.

OK so the soundtrack was good. But this is not Forrest Gump where a compelling, original story is amplified by a perfectly curated soundtrack. Instead, it's a collection of good music used in campy fashion. If what you're after is the soundtrack, get a Spotify account. Dollar for dollar you'll get a lot more out of it, I promise.


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