Drive (2011)


Did you like The Fast and the Furious, but felt that there were too many car chases? Are you a fan of Ryan Gosling, but not when he talks too much? Do you wish that Michael Mann would put just a little more mood and 80s-infused music into his gritty crime thrillers? If the answer to those questions is ‘yes,’ Clint and Jared (and special guest Jeremy) have got quite a film for you this week – 2011’s Drive, starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Danish auteur Nicholas Winding Refn!

This film costars Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, and a bravuro turn against type from Albert Brooks. In Drive, the unnamed main character (played by Gosling) navigates the gritty criminal underworld of Los Angeles with nothing but his wits, a hammer, and what seems to be debilitating autism. Check out our review and drinking game here!

Drive is also available on Netflix streaming!


THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Yellow Scorpion

drive cocktail


poblano pepper seeds

teaspoon, sugar

4 parts silver tequila

1 part freshly squeezed lime juice

2 parts pineapple juice

2 parts soda water

avocado (garnish)

Muddle cilantro, seeds, and sugar. Shake tequila, lime juice and pineapple juice and pour over ice. Add soda water and garnish with avocado slice.


  1. Whenever the Driver (Ryan Gosling) speaks
  2. Whenever Ryan Gosling stares unblinkingly off camera
  3. Every gruesome moment of violence


The Driver says to Irene (Carey Mulligan) over the phone, “Can I talk to you for a minute?” (I don’t know, Ryan Gosling….CAN you?)

Tune in next week when we tackle another user request – this time, we’re grabbing our boomsticks and running into the woods to join Bruce Campbell for the 1987 Sam Raimi horror comedy Evil Dead 2. Stay tuned!

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