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Drive

Ryan Gosling plays a driver for hire whose jobs range from movie stuntman to steering a getaway car. Usually aloof, he makes an uncharacteristically neighborly offer to a woman and her son (Carey Mulligan and Kaden Leos) that need a ride home. This friendly gesture proves the beginning of a dangerous journey for all three of them.

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Violence: --
Sexual Content: --
Language: --
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Release Date: 16 Sep 2011
Run Time: 95
MPAA Rating: R

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In-Depth Review

Release Date: 16 September 2011

Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis:

Ryan Gosling plays a driver for hire whose jobs range from movie stuntman to steering a getaway car. Usually aloof, he makes an uncharacteristically neighborly offer to a woman and her son (Carey Mulligan and Kaden Leos) that need a ride home. This friendly gesture proves the beginning of a dangerous journey for all three of them.

Content Details: Beyond the Movie Ratings...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Visually explicit portrayals of violence, including a shooting and beating.

- Depictions of shooting, stabbing and fighting.

- Frequent graphic violence and brutal detail.

- Detailed gory and grotesque images.

- Upsetting and disturbing scenes.

- Depiction of an automobile accident.

Sexual Content:

- Several scenes of breast nudity shown in a non-sexual context.

- Embracing and kissing.

Language:

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context,

- Infrequent use of scatological slang and ethno-cultural slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- References to drugs and alcohol.

- Tobacco use.

Discussion Ideas: Talk About the Movie...

This movie is based on a book by James Sallis.

Video alternatives

Another driver finds his job comes with dangerous complications in The Transporter, Transporter 2 and Transporter 3. Offering a lighthearted script, The Tuxedo features a chauffer who is forced into step into his passenger’s job as a spy.

Home Video Notes

Drive releases to home video on January 31, 2012.

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