Where To Watch “Drive My Car” Online – Best Picture Oscar Nominee?

Japan's first ever Oscar nomination.

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Many of us love to watch good cinema irrespective of the cast or the production house behind it, as long as the movie tells a great story. It happens not so often that a foreign language film has such an effect on its viewers and critics alike. Meanwhile, one such movie, “Drive My Car,” is a Japanese movie doing rounds on the internet and has gained much popularity.

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The reason behind the movie’s sudden popularity can be owed to its Oscar nomination. Furthermore, the movie is Japan’s first Oscar nomination. Meanwhile, the movie first premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, garnering critical acclaim. Moreover, Drive My Car also won three awards at the festival, including best screenplay, along with a Palme d’Or nomination.

For the uninitiated, Palme d’Or is the highest award at Cannes Film Festival. Meanwhile, for those wondering where to watch Drive My Car online, read on; we’ll reveal all about it in this article.

Drive My Car – What’s it about?

‘Drive My Car’ is a 2021 Japanese drama film by Ryusuke Hamaguchi. The movie is based on a 2014 short story of the same name from the collection Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami. As for the plot, Drive My Car follows Yūsuke Kafuku (played by Hidetoshi Nishijima), a widowed actor and director. Yūsuke is working on a new project while also coping with his wife’s death.

In the meantime, Yūsuke is assigned a chauffeur, Misaki Watari (played by Tôko Miura), by the theater company Yūsuke is working for. As the two shared time driving, they began to bond with each other, sharing their life stories. With many ups and downs throughout the two characters’ stories, they find themselves with the beautifully written story.

Where can you watch ‘Drive My Car’ online?

Now for the most common question, “Where can I watch Drive My Car online?” At the time of writing, the movie is not available on any streaming platform. However, the good news is the movie is soon coming to a streaming platform. The movie will make its online debut on HBO Max in March. As for the release date, Drive My Car will go live on HBO Max on March 2nd, 2022.

As for other platforms, the movie doesn’t seem to be released on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or any other streaming platform as of now. Meanwhile, if you want to watch Drive My Car now, you can only do so in theaters.

For those looking to watch ‘Drive My Car’ for free

Sadly, the movie is not available to watch for free; you can either watch the movie in theaters or wait for the movie to release online. Unfortunately, as of now, HBO Max doesn’t offer a free trial, so those who wish to watch Drive My Car online will have to subscribe to the service.

Akshay Bhardwaj

Akshay Bhardwaj

A casual gamer, fascinated with everything geeky, mostly found lazing around. I drink, and I don't know things!
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