Because Drive is one of my favorites movies. Only God Forgives is by the same movie director Nicolas Winding Refn, so it’s the same kind. It’s also a film with Ryan Gosling, who is an actor I love !!
The story is simple : The brother of Gosling killed a girl, someones killed the brother, and the mother of him come to tell the death of the personn who kills his son. But the suit it’s not as simple as it. (But I don’t write all the story if you’ll go ser the film).
A point on the actors. It’s Kristin Scott Thomas who plays the mother. She plays a little vulgar in the way she speak. She has long blond hair, she is very maked up, and she wear sexy dress. It’s not at all the kind of role which she has usually, but she plays it wonderfully well. Ryan Gosling is still sexy and beautiful and great, but the thing which THE FAN OF HIM OR DRIVE can’t FORGOT, it’s that he don’t has the role of someone who is strong, who isn’t scared of nothing, etc. He’s the OPPOSITE of the role in Drive. People who come to see Only God Forgives are disappointed of Ryan Gosling, because they think they come to find the character of Drive, but don’t think it please !
As Drive, the image of the movie is very aesthetic, it’s well filmed. The public is charmed by it.
The music accompagnies the motions of the actors. The soundtrack is signed Cliff Martinez who did the soundtrack of Drive too. He does a music who captivates the public.
Journalists say that the are “extremely violents scenes” but it’s not much that we see in Drive. The movie has dark colors, so we d’ont see the details.
Only God Forgives is especially psychologically more hard than Drive. It’s Ryan Gosling who has a problem ( but I don’t write what if you go see the film ), and we follow this problem.
So if you like the KIND of Drive you’ll like it.
If you like the CHARACTER of Ryan Gosling in Drive expect to not at all see the same kind.
I love this movie ! He’s long (2:22), but we’re hyptnotised from the start to the end.
The music is great and original, there is several kinds of music while the story happens in 20’s. “Young and Beautiful” by Lana del Rey is the music of the film. And this song is often present, and one moment it’s normal, another the melody is played with an organ, sometimes we hear the song in echo…
This movie is very well filmed, with accelerations and slows, the colors of the movie are wonderfuls, the scenes of the Gatsby’s giant party makes us dream.
The actors are obviously sublimes and well chosen. First Leonardo DiCaprio, you know that, is a great actor. He can has an innocent air as an angel and just after be tooken of madness. In this movie he is weared like a dandy, it’s fun ! But in the movie he’s not the principal character. It’s Tobey Maguire and he’s awesome ! He’s the man who tells the story along the movie and we see the same thing as him, we live with him. Gatsby is so an enigmatic character. Carey Mulligan is a beautiful actress. I knew her in the movie Drive and since I follow her, and she’s the actress who they need for this movie, seriously ! She has a childhood air, she’s pretty ! In the movie, there is some comics scenes, it’s nice.
The story is well finded, so thank you F. Scott Fitzgerald ( He’s the autor of the book The Great Gatsby who gave the inspiration to Baz Lurhmann to make te film.)
At the end of the movie, I was yet in the story, in 20’s which is a time I love. This movie has a part of real and a part of dream and imagination, that which does the magic of the movie.