A little while ago I was reading a thread on reddit about “weirdest thing a kid has ever said to you.” Story went something like this: Guy and girl are sitting down at a table when a kid runs over to them, looks at them seriously, and says “for every three seconds of awkward silence, a gay baby is born.” Guy and girl just bemusedly look at the kid, and three seconds pass, at which point the kid whispers “gay baby” and runs away.
Why do I bring this up? Because Drive is the king of gay baby movies. The entire movie is littered with awkward pauses that make no sense at all. Two characters will be having a conversation about something completely normal like “what did you do this morning?” and the characters will sit and stare at each other for five seconds before answering “I went to the supermarket”. Not because they’re lying or thinking hard or anything, but because the director is a jerk and apparently long pauses make movie critics go ga-ga over your film.
It’s definitely not an action movie, which is problematic for some people because that’s how it was marketed. There’s only three driving scenes in the whole movie, and none of them are very action-packed (though the opening one does set a nice scene). But everything after that is kinda a silly mess, and none of the characters are all that interesting or relatable IMO. (There’s also a very WTF-worthy directorial choice involving a mask near the end of the film).