Originally Posted by K.W.H.
I was thinking about rewatching Drive. The Driver falls in love, but that doesn't make him stereotypical, just makes him human. Besides, they didn't end up together anyway, which WOULD be stereotypical.
But all the acts he makes are sterotypical. The movie revolves around this idea of love like liberation, but not any love but the idea of a family and a normal life. Wich is highly conservative and contrary to the stetic the film propose and with the first take on violence used.
And the end is highly cowardly, Reifn doesn't has the corage to kill the Driver but his solution is to split him from the woman (and i'm not going to talk about how the woman seems to take a secondary roll not being able of make a decision by himself when at the begining is presented like a strong case). There is not even a real redemption for him, his punish is him not being able to form a family? like real?.