I first saw the movie ‘Baby Driver’ with a friend back when it premiered in theaters in late June. I was drawn to it because Ansel Elgort plays the role of the main character, Baby. Little did I know I would walk out of the theater for that first time with a movie to add to my ‘all-time favorites’ list. It seemed I could not stop talking about it and ended up dragging my dad to the theater so I could see it for a second time and for him to get introduced to the amazing movie. Now, basically five months later, the movie is in my possession and my eye has set its enthralled gaze upon the action-packed scenes that are impressively choreographed to music for a grand total of six times. The sixth time commenced last night, when Valparaiso University’s UPC showed it for free along with popcorn. I have not grown tired of watching it yet and I do not think that I ever will…
‘Baby Driver’ follows the storyline of Baby, a getaway driver for a crime boss named Doc. In order to stay focused on the tasks at hand, Baby listens to music constantly and while the movie is playing, you get to listen to the music along with him. Whenever the headphones get pulled from Baby’s ears and his listening stops, so does yours. The music helps him stay focused because he has a condition called Tinnitus, which means he has a constant ringing in his ears that he got from getting in a car wreck when he was a little boy.
You glean the information of how Baby came to work for Doc around the middle of the plot. I would release that information here, but I do not want to give away a lot of details. All you need to know is that Baby is a getaway driver that wants to get out of the business and in the midst of all the craziness falls in love with a diner waitress. You’ll have to see the movie for yourself to fill in the missing holes. Make sure to play close attention to not only the actors, but also to the surroundings because lots of easter eggs are hidden throughout.
As I watched it for the sixth time, there was yet another easter egg that I caught and I did not think there could have possibly been more for me to miss. Baby Driver is such a fun and fast-paced movie filled with music, action, and intertwined with a little bit of love.
It is a movie you do not want to miss out on so pull up your bed, couch, chair, or whatever you find comfiest; grab that bag of popcorn or your preferred snack and enjoy. Afterwards, you will understand what I mean when I say ‘Baby Driver’ will make you want to head West in a car you can’t afford with a plan you don’t have…
(P.S. If you would like a viewing buddy, hit me up)