Hollywood stunt driver known only as Driver (Ryan Gosling) moonlights as a driver for various heists. He has one rule for his clients: as soon as his charges exit the car for the heist, they have five minutes; after that, if they are not back, they are on their own. His skill behind the wheel is unmatched and is enhanced by his ultra-cool exterior.
When he meets and falls for next-door neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her son, he becomes embroiled in a deadly double-cross that threatens everything he holds dear.
“Driver” is a modern play on “the man with no name” made popular by Clint Eastwood.
Here, Driver is a stoic professional of few words. He is cool and calculating and follows his strict rules to the letter, that is, until he meets Irene. She throws his premeditated world off its axis, causing him to make a dangerous choice. He goes out on a limb in order to help Irene’s ex-con husband who finds himself in hot water.
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