Wildly energetic and so cool it hurts, this action movie has been put together in the style of a colourful movie musical, but with the songs playing in the background. Everything is choreographed to the tunes, as the cars veer across the road dodging bullets fired in sync to the rhythm. It's pure candy for the eyes and ears, impeccably staged by writer-director Edgar Wright. And we don't mind much that there's not much more to it than that.
The title refers to Baby (Ansel Elgort), a young man who doesn't talk much. Hiding behind sunglasses and earbuds, he's an expert driver raised by his deaf foster dad (C.J. Jones) after his parents died in, yes, a car crash. He's also in debt to Doc (Kevin Spacey) a criminal mastermind who orchestrates elaborate heists with a variety of low-life goons, all with Baby at the wheel. And things are looking up for Baby when he falls for diner waitress Debora (Lily James) just as he pays off his debt to Doc. But first he has to do one last job, working this time with the loved-up Buddy and Darling (Jon Hamm and Eliza Gonzalez) and the unpredictable, trigger-happy Bats (Jamie Foxx).
Scenes play to the beat of the songs on Baby's iPod, and Wright adds clever touches everywhere. Shooting in long takes with elaborately planned-out mayhem, the film ricochets from one sequence to the next, looking seriously stylish every step of the way. It quickly becomes clear that even the super-efficient Baby is soon going to be in over his head, which helps us root for him as the carnage escalates. The likeable Elgort has a lot of fun with the role, enjoying Baby's wordless swagger while including a touch of emotion here and there. No one else gets a chance to add much depth to his or her role, but at least Foxx gets to steal his scenes simply because no one has a clue what he might do next.
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Edgar Wright, Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez and Jaime Foxx at the L.A. premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Baby Driver' held at Ace Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 14th June 2017
Baby is a young man with a talent for driving and a love of music. As such, he uses his remarkable abilities as a getaway driver for a gang of criminals led by the ruthless Doc. Baby doesn't want to have to do this forever, but agrees to one more heist. Unfortunately, the probability of success is low, and his risk of death extremely high. When he meets a beautiful waitress named Deborah, he decides he wants to give up his life of crime once and for all - but Doc was never going to let him get away that easily. He risks life and limb attempting to leave town with the love of his life - trying his best to protect her because he knows that Doc wants to use her to get to him. He might be the best driver you'll find anywhere, but that doesn't give him much of a head start when an entire gang go after him.
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Eiza González attending The Art of Elysium presents Stevie Wonder - celebrating the 10th anniversary of the HEAVEN Gala held at Red Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th January 2017
32 year Harris broke up with Swift back in May this year, and he's spoken about the aftermath for the first time to GQ.
Four months after his relationship with Taylor Swift suddenly fell apart, Calvin Harris has finally addressed the break-up in a new interview for GQ magazine, for whom he is the cover star of its next edition.
On the same week that he won the GQ Award for Solo Artist of the Year in the magazine’s Men of the Year edition, 32 year old Harris has reflected that the disintegration of his 15-month romance with the pop star attracted far more headlines than their actual relationship ever did.
Taylor Swift with Calvin Harris back in May 2015
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Amidst reports that Liam has moved on from Miley Cyrus already, González claims their run-in was coincidental and there's nothing behind the rumours
Earlier this week it looked as though Liam Hemsworth's relationship with Miley Cyrus had finally bitten the dust after the actor was spotted out in Las Vegas with Latino telenovela-star and singer Eiza González shortly after unfollowing the singer on Twitter. According to E! News, Eliza was visiting Vegas with friends and her run-in with Liam was purely coincidental, however the ensuing partying and their sighting back in Los Angeles went without explanation.
Liam and Miley ended things for good a few days ago
"Eiza is a real family girl and a good friend," the source told E! - going on to add that she and Hemsworth "just met" inVegas and had no prior arrangements to meet up. The source added, "They were there separately. She was there with some friends."