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Young actor Ansel Elgort has been in some good films, like The Fault in Our Stars, but his portrayal of "Baby" is likely to catapult his star in the same way that Risky Business did for Tom Cruise and Footloose did for Kevin Bacon.

There's nothing like slowing down and enjoying a casual night at the movies, particularly when the film is as high-energy as Baby Driver.

For the record, it's important to note that "Baby Driver" is not a sequel to last spring's animated kiddie toon "Boss Baby" - or of any other movie about talking infants, for that matter. Jamie Foxx (who is a genius) and Eiza Gonzalez (who is extremely cool) and Jon Hamm (who has never looked hotter). The film's opening auto chase - a balletic smashup set to "Bellbottoms", by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - tells us we'd better buckle up. That leads to some exquisitely crafted vehicle chases, but it also leads to some moments more relatable to folks who don't know how to execute proper donuts. Nor should it, really - it would be brutal to sustain something like that for the duration of a film (and we already have "Mad Max: Fury Road").

In addition to the edge-of-your-seat vehicle action, Baby Driver is also the best and most convincing love story that you are likely to see in the cinema this year - making it an nearly flawless date-movie, in that you'll likely fall in love with its leads, Baby (Ansel Elgort) and Debora (Lily James). Anyone who loads the kids into the Family Truckster and heads to the theater under that assumption stands to be disappointed.

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Kevin Spacey's on great form as Doc, who's like a bastard mobster version of American Beauty's Lester Burnham. Doc has one rule: Never work with the same group of hustlers. Will he stay bad, opt for a life on the straight and narrow, or is it too late to even make a decision? He doesn't say much, ever, and he always has a pair of headphones in his ears.

The omnipresent music comes from Baby's habit of constantly listening to music on his collection of old-school iPods, both to drown out the ringing in his ears from a childhood auto accident (part of his requisite tragic backstory) and to provide a framework for his feats of automotive daring.

Baby (Ansel Elgort) is an on call getaway driver for a heist runner Doc (Kavin Spacey). They talk and flirt and fall for each other and wax poetic about heading west on I-20 in a vehicle they can't afford with plans they don't have. "With cuts such as the aforementioned "Bellbottoms", "B-A-B-Y" by Carla Thomas, "Debora" by T. Rex, "Easy" by The Commodores", "Brighton Rock" by Queen and, of course, Simon & Garfunkel's "Baby Driver", it will help keep this movie jamming along with you awhile longer. In fact, the first 30 minutes or so in where Baby Driver gets its groove right. He's also a young man of few words, because he's constantly listening to music because to offset his tinnitus. I think most movies should be about heists, which is good because Baby Driver is essentially a heist movie. The whole point of Baby Driver is that style is the substance. A subtly innovative blend of cars, guns, music and old-school cool, it's also one of those increasingly rare creatures in Hollywood: an undeniably original movie. When Jamie isn't a fan of someone's music, he simply says 'do you want to get something to eat?' With Baby Driver, Wright finally breaks free, and the result has a beat you can dance to.

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