Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Library Video of the Week, April 15, 2013.

Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston , Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman.  Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.  Library Call Number: Pm1995.9.A3D75 2012.
          Based on a book by the author James Sallis, Gosling stars as a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a wheel man for armed robbers.  A loner without a name, the Driver has only one friend, a man named Shannon who owns an auto shop and has a line on armed robberies where the crew needs a getaway driver.
          The Driver eventually becomes involved with a woman who lives in his apartment building with her one-year old son, while her husband serves out a prison term.  When he’s released, the husband is told he needs to pay off a gang who protected him inside the prison.  Against his better judgment, the Driver agrees to help him rob a pawnshop.  But when the job goes wrong, the bad guys come after the ex-con’s wife and child and the Driver has to protect them any way he can.

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