Drive My Car

Drive My Car ★★★★★

The real main character isn't Yūsuke or Misaki. It's actually the prefect mint-condition red Saab 900 turbo. That whole car goes through emotions that man has never seen....

This was such an enthralling experience again. I think I have a better grasp with Kōji's telling of Oto's story. Obviously, it reflects later on in the narrative but, I wasn't completely sure how it reflected Yūsuke's emotions throughout the film. Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya play is a great way to introduce audiences to Chekhov's themes inside of Drive My Car. Reflection and grief is the perfect display of each character. The restrained silence of the characters as the speak about their emotions feels more authentic than any other film I've seen from last year.

This is certainly a gem for the ages. I'm ecstatic that this has overperformed in the Oscar race. Please check it out if you haven't seen it.

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