Originally Posted by joeblow
For one, the movie's production had a certain, strong '80s feel to it (minus the heavy swearing and excessive violence). It was something that the old Michael Mann might've made:
Firstly, I still don't see the logic in how that woman got caught up with the driver to begin with. Yes, people give in to emotions all the time, but flirting with him is one thing. Allowing the driver to become involved with her son, knowing she has a violent husband in jail? She was way too open about it IMHO.
But when the husband was let out and returns home, outside of being a tad suspicious of the driver's motives at first for hanging out with his wife and son(!), he welcomes him into the circle of trust.
There were plenty of '80s movies with swearing and over the top violence (ever see Rambo, or Commando?). I agree with the Mann comment though.
As far as the "violent" husband goes, he turned out to be not so tough. He brought Driver in because of the garage situation. The Driver could have easily told the wife, but didn't.
The entire film is filled with each major character making a bad decision, and the consequences of that.
It wasn't a perfect film, but I loved it anyway.
BTW, did anyone else notice the Christina Hendricks masks in the makeup trailer when Driver went to get the bald guy mask?
I thought that was a nice touch.