Drive Me to the End

I don’t know what better way to say it then I enjoyed the hell out of this movie.  It has to be very difficult to make a film where one of the leads plays someone that is autistic because the film can easily be too heavy-handed in the message that it is trying to portray.  The beauty of the film isn’t that it portrays someone that is autistic, it is that the two leads have scars (as we all do).  One of them just happens to be autistic.  The male lead is also the writer and director – I can’t think of too many great films with this arrangement but it works here.  I give him full credit for allowing the female lead to be the star of this show as her nuanced portrayal of the woman with autism was nothing short of phenomenal.

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Movie title: Drive Me to the End

Movie description: 'Drive Me to the End' centers around Ryan (Richard Summers-Calvert) a struggling son dealing with a constant internal battle regarding the inevitable loss of his Mother (Tracey Wilkinson), and Sunny (Kate Lister) who is desperate to escape the suffocating life that is depicted for her by her overbearing parents (Claire King and Bryn Hodgen) due to her being on the Autism spectrum. Both characters (and subsequently estranged family members) find themselves car-sharing to a funeral in Scotland. They have 3 days to feel comfortable in each other's company while feeling comfortable in their own skin.

Date published: 2020-06-25

Genre: Drama

My Review

I don’t know what better way to say it then I enjoyed the hell out of this movie.  It has to be very difficult to make a film where one of the leads plays someone that is autistic because the film can easily be too heavy-handed in the message that it is trying to portray.  The beauty of the film isn’t that it portrays someone that is autistic, it is that the two leads have scars (as we all do).  One of them just happens to be autistic.  The male lead is also the writer and director – I can’t think of too many great films with this arrangement but it works here.  I give him full credit for allowing the female lead to be the star of this show as her nuanced portrayal of the woman with autism was nothing short of phenomenal.

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