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Drive My Car

NR
Movie
2021
2h 59m
Japanese
Drama
Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, still unable, after two years, to cope with the loss of his beloved wife, accepts to direct Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman, appointed to drive his car. In between rides, secrets from the past and heartfelt confessions will be unveiled.
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Directed By: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Written By: Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Screenplay), Haruki Murakami, + 1 more

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The_Argentinian says...
5 months ago
I know why some people (those expecting a new Parasite?) would think it's slow and nothing happens but I was invested in these characters, so it didn't drag for me. Loved it.
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miguelreina says...
7 months ago
There is an almost masochistic appreciation of pain, in the way of listening to someone who is absent. "The text questions you", says Kafuku, you have to give in to it, as Sonia affirms in "Uncle Vanya": "What is going to be done!... You have to live!". Finding a safety net in Chekhov's work, letting the characters build at their own pace, the film wins as the driver's background takes over the plot.
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rdmf95 says...
6 months ago
This movie awed me with its beautiful cinematography, which is used not only to show pretty imagery, but I feel it was used mostly to give us time to reflect on what was just said by the dialogue and internalize it, sometimes imagery was used to convey a specific feeling throughout the movie, for example through most of the runtime, during driving scenes, we see the street as if we were in the back seat looking through the back window of the car, contemplating the past, but at the end of the movie, for the first time, we see the street from the driver's point of view, as if looking to our future, and this is just something I found in my 1st watch through. With almost 3 hours of run time, I found myself entranced in some parts and wondering when it was going to end in others, it is a slow burn, but I found it amazing how much it made me reflect not only on the characters but on myself as well, if I had to describe it in a phrase it would be: an autoscopic view of our past and our expectations for life
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Andromeda_NGC244 says...
6 months ago
To me It was just so long, forgettable and boring.
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AdamMorgan
9/10  5 months ago
I loved this movie on so many levels. One of the things that I really enjoy about watching movies made in other countries is that there is such a different approach when it comes to how a story is told. For example, in this movie you aren't even necessarily sure what the main conflict is. It isn' More
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Ulises86
7/10  5 months ago
The way the movie elaborates human feelings is authentic...but is it ideal for a movie? The main character doesn't know how to feel about what happened untill the end of the movie.."I understand now" he says, talking about his life and the relationship with his wife. The young actor says he felt lik More
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Snowy_CapHaddock
CONTAINS SPOILERS10/10  7 months ago
What an incredible, incredible movie.
I'll need some time to properly digest it and I think it deserves at least a 2nd vision to notice other details, words, glances and gestures because so much is said without using spoken words.

It is a stunning journey through grief and growth, with a very pe More
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CinemaSerf
4 months ago
"Kafuku" (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is an accomplished stage actor who is directing a performance of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" with a group of young actors. He arrives at the venue in his red Saab motor car, determined that only he will drive himself. That's not the policy of the theatre, though, and soon More
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