Big Driver: DVD Review











The Movie:

Tess Thorne (Maria Bello), a famous writer, faces a long drive home following a book signing. On a lonely New England road, her tire blows out, leaving her stranded. Relieved when another driver stops and offers assistance, Tess quickly discovers her savior is actually a serial killer who assaults her. Left for dead, Tess escapes, determined to find her attacker and seek revenge.

The name Stephen King sold me right away but then I had to pump the brakes a little because I did see that it had the “Lifetime” logo on it. I’m sorry but as a male we kind of steer clear of the Lifetime Channel so I would be lying if I said I didn’t raise a flag in my book. The film started exactly like I thought it would so that wasn’t too much of a surprise but then I would say going into the second act it stopped the typical “Lifetime” formula and became a really great revenge flick. Nothing along the lines of Tarantino or anything but pretty damn awesome and unexpected. Bello gives an ultra believable performance to the point where I could see the pain in here eyes at times. The only unfortunate thing was the performances of the rest. For the most part everyone else felt bland and seemed like they called it in. The story itself was really the strongest part and, besides Bello’s performance, was the other thing that kept me watching. I love to be surprised by films and this one did just that. There were some great twists in there too! I also feel like it totally lived up to the Stephen King type of storytelling as well. All around I thought this was a movie worth checking out at least especially if you’re a fan of the revenge theme.

Special Features:

None present unfortunately.

Big Driver is available NOW on DVD from Lionsgate


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