Sunday, April 13, 2014

Chosen (2001)

In 2001, BMW produced a series of 8 short films starring Clive Owen as The Driver.  They were made with the top action directors and various famous actors to showcase the performance aspects of various BMW cars.

Director: Ang Lee

Writer: David Carter

Composer: Mychael Danna

Starring: Clive Owen, Mason Lee, Sonom Gualson, Brian Smyj, Jamie Harris, Jeff Jensen, Jarrod Bunch, Artie Malesci, Kevin Catucci, Losang Gyatso, Satoru 'Sat' Tsufura

More info: IMDb

Plot: The Driver is carrying an East Asian child who has been chosen for a strange rite. He must drive him through a dark night in the city to get to a monk's house, while eluding several U.S. cars out to get the child.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? No.

What you're likely to come away from this with is the interesting choice the score is.  It's performed by a string quartet that's periodically augmented with other instruments. It felt weird at first but it grew on me by the end and I really dug it when it was all said and done.  It's one of the cuter entries in to this 8-film series.  It's funny that The Driver receives a gift from the passenger in the way of a bandaid with The Hulk on it.  Lee would go on to direct THE HULK (2003) two years later.  Cute inside joke. 

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