Drive My Car

Lists: Drama, Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture of 2021

Brief Synopsis: "Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, still unable, after two years, to cope with the loss of his beloved wife, accepts to direct Uncle Vanja at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman, appointed to drive his car. In between rides, secrets from the past and heartfelt confessions will be unveiled."

Overall Ranking: 139 (Rank from 2021: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 85.71%
Regular 14.29%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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MaddWolf George95 - Ryûsuke Hamaguchi turns a seemingly simple premise – a visiting theater director begrudgingly accepts a chauffeur from festival organizers – into a sprawling study of the human soul.
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matthew liedke95(full review)
raymondwatt90(full review)
Minnesota Man90(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest86
Brittani Burnham of Rambling Film78(full review)

People Involved

  • Hidetoshi Nishijima (YÅ«suke Kafuku)
  • Toko Miura (Misaki Watari)
  • Reika Kirishima (Oto Kafuku)
  • Masaki Okada (Kōshi Takatsuki)
  • Park Yurim (Lee Yoon-a)
  • Jin Daeyeon (Kon Yoon-su)
  • Sonia Yuan (Janice Chan)
  • Ahn Hwitae ()
  • Perry Dizon ()
  • Satoko Abe (Yuhara)