Saturday 11 June 2022

Film Review: Drive My Car (2021) (Drama)

Drive My Car (ドライブ・マイ・カー)
Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Director)
Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura

An aging, widowed actor seeks a chauffeur. The actor turns to his go-to mechanic, who ends up recommending a 20-year-old girl. Despite their initial misgivings, a very special relationship develops between the two. (Synopsis)

Drive My Car was a beautiful and thoughtful movie. Although close to three hours long, it never felt dull or seemed to drag. Hidetoshi Nishijima gave a nuanced and captivating performance in the lead role and I enjoyed the cinematography and the way the film was shot. Also, the idea of the multilingual theatre performance that formed the backdrop of the story was fascinating and added a layer of depth to the idea of communication which is a major theme of the movie. It gets 5 stars from me.

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