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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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Edgar Wright

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Edgar Wright
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ansel Elgort ... Baby
Jon Bernthal ... Griff
Jon Hamm ... Buddy
Eiza González ... Darling
Micah Howard ... Barista
Lily James ... Debora
Morgan Brown ... Street Preacher
Kevin Spacey ... Doc
Morse Diggs Morse Diggs ... Morse Diggs
CJ Jones ... Joseph
Sky Ferreira ... Baby's Mom
Lance Palmer ... Baby's Dad
Hudson Meek ... Young Baby
Viviana Chavez ... Diner Waitress
Hal Whiteside ... Cook
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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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This summer, the only way to get out is to getaway. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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UK | USA

Release Date:

28 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby Driver See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,553,320, 2 July 2017

Gross USA:

$107,825,862

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$228,104,185
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Color | Black and White (some shots)

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ansel Elgort was in the shortlist of actors to play Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off. In most scenes of this movie, he wears the black jacket with the white sleeves similar to Han Solo's outfit. See more »

Goofs

During the course of the film, Baby frequently has music playing in his ears in order to drown out the tinnitus (ringing in ear) he suffers. However, most ear specialists recommend people with tinnitus to limit being around loud noises, which would include playing music via earbuds; Baby might being inflicting more damage to his hearing. However, he is also participating in armed robberies, which is not recommended as a healthy cure either. In one briefing scene, we see that Baby hears the instructions even though it seems he can't hear due to the music. This means he doesn't necessarily listen at loud volumes and only plays music enough to drown out the annoying tinnitus. 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

The "ding" in the opening Sony logo turns into the sound of Baby's tinnitus. See more »


Soundtracks

Egyptian Reggae
(Earl Johnson, Jonathan Richman)
Performed by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers (as the Modern Lovers)
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Ltd
Under licence from BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd
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Perfect blend of action, comedy, and a great soundtrack!
24 May 2017 | by andrew-marks59See all my reviews

The film stars Ansel Elgort as the titular character in deep with some undesirables from the criminal underworld. To pay them back, he must use his driving skills to help with a number of heists. During all this, he becomes smitten with a waitress (Lily James) who makes him feel like he's more than just a criminal. He then decides to try and escape his life of crime, but he soon realizes that it's much easier said than done.

I must say, Edgar Wright did a fantastic job with this film. All the music fit so well in their respective scenes, combined with the great acting all around to make one of the most entertaining films I've seen in a long time.

Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, and Eiza González did their parts well and portrayed convincing mentally unstable killers. This is the first time Wright has worked with this much star power, specifically American star power. The actors played well off of each other, especially in scenes involving comedy where they nailed the punchlines.

The music was good, not all of it recognizable by the average viewer, but effective nonetheless. Supposedly Edgar Wright based the whole movie idea around the Baby Driver song by Simon & Garfunkel, which is an accomplishment all on it's own.

Baby Driver was paced well, was never boring, and made me want sit back down in my seat and watch it over again.

I wanted to keep this review kind of short, but I did want to give you enough information to hopefully convince you to go out and see this film if you get the chance.

My suggestion: Do yourself a favor, go enjoy a night out at the movies and go see Baby Driver!

Seen at a advance screening in Roseville, Minnesota.


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