Baby Driver

Baby Driver is a music driven heist flick, enlisting the talents of Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx.  A surreal soundtrack provides the backdrop for Baby (Ansel Elgort) the reluctant getaway driver, who hopes to escape criminal capers in favor of clean living.  It’s easy to cheer for Baby, Elgort carries the right balance of innocence and sorrow well.  Lily James plays Baby’s love interest which is the motivating spark for Baby to assert himself and break free from crime.

Unlike Baby’s superb driving, the film doesn’t hit on all cylinders.  Dragging in areas, the repeated lip syncing/dancing/jiving and creative risk-taking of the film didn’t connect for me.

Recommendation

It’s an o.k. heist film that incorporates creative musical elements.  If you are into chase movies, take this one for a ride, otherwise dump it.