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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, Deborah, 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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28 June 2017 (USA)  »

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$34,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,000,000 (USA) (30 June 2017)

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$107,077,236 (USA) (15 September 2017)
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Whenever Edgar Wright had Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey in the same shot, he would whisper to a colleague: "Double Oscar shot!" 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 ; so like many young men, clearly doesn't always to what is best for himself. See more »

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Darling: You think my real name is Darling?
Buddy: Buddy, Bats, Darling - they're all code names, nicknames. Monikers.
Bats: So what's your name, Darling?
Darling: Monica.
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At the end of the credits the sound of an engine revving is heard. See more »

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References Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) See more »

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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 (United States) – 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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