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Campy, Trashy & Beyond Entertaining, Drive-Away Dolls (2024) | Film Review

In search of a fresh start, two women embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, Fla. However, things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way.

Sure, it's a buddy cop movie about sexuality. Sure, it's had shamefully low ratings from audiences but in my opinion Drive- Away Dolls wasn't just a fruity fun time, it had creative aspects of storytelling with harsh transitions and editing choices accompanied by a cast of talent and a killer soundtrack.

This movie promised very little but delivered a lot - I thought it was a perfect surprise. I had zero expectations for this movie and I think that's why I enjoyed it so much. The crude sex scenes might be too much for some viewers but I found it be so a funny aspect of the storytelling, not always necessary but still entertaining.

Directed by Ethan Coen, the story had some really artsy style choices, along with a distinct aesthetic and feeling to the film overall. Once it finished I realised it must have been hugely inspired by Tarantino's unique use of dialogue and editing. Imagine Pumpkin and Honey Bunny from Pulp Fiction were lesbians who find themselves in the centre of a crime, accidentally.

Essentially, Drive-Away Dolls was a high energy road trip movie with a strong cast to carry the dialogue and a strong director vision to add a dynamic and unique vibe to the film. This film has disappointed a lot of critics and viewers but if you are a fan of slapstick comedy, immature jokes and unusual editing choices... this film might just impress you as much as it did me!

4/5 Probe Points


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