Where to watch 'Drive My Car' — the Oscar nominee is streaming online – Business Insider

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After playing in select theaters, “Drive My Car” is finally available to watch at home. All HBO Max subscribers can now stream the Oscar-nominated movie, and it’s also available to rent or buy from digital retailers like Vudu and Amazon Prime Video.
Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi and based on a short story written by Haruki Murakami, “Drive My Car” is a Japanese drama centered on one man’s struggles with grief and acceptance. Two years after his wife passed away unexpectedly, a theater director named Yusuke Kafuku agrees to oversee a stage production in Hiroshima. While caught up leading a tense cast and crew, he finds himself grappling with the agonizing truths of his past while finding moral support from his newly assigned driver.
“Drive My Car” won three awards at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including best screenplay. The film is also up for four Oscars, and it’s the first Japanese film to ever be nominated for best picture. The critically acclaimed movie has a “98% Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes
“Drive My Car” is now available to watch on HBO Max. The movie is streaming on both the ad-supported ($10/month) and ad-free ($15/month) plans.
If you want to try HBO Max for free, your only option is to go through Hulu. Hulu subscribers can claim a seven-day trial of HBO Max as an add-on service. The trial is only available to members who are new to HBO Max. 
You can stream “Drive My Car,” or any other HBO Max content, through your web browser or with the HBO Max app. The app is available on most smartphones, Xbox consoles, PlayStation consoles, tablets, and smart TVs. You can find a complete list of compatible devices on the HBO Max website
Meanwhile, if you want to watch “Drive My Car” but you’re not interested in HBO Max, don’t fret: the movie is also available to rent or buy on digital retailers like Vudu, Apple iTunes, and Amazon Prime Video. Rentals start at $6, and it costs $20 to purchase the movie in high-definition (HD) quality.
HBO Max has a lot of other content worth checking out, including several other 2022 Oscar nominees for best picture. Right now, you can stream “West Side Story” and “Nightmare Alley.”
For more film festival award-winners, you can also check out critically acclaimed movies like “The Times of Harvey Milk,” “Solaris,” and “On The Record.”
Outside of “Drive My Car,” contemporary Japanese drama is somewhat limited on the service, but you can still find Japanese hits like “Godzilla,” “Pulse,” and “From Up on Poppy Hill.” You can also stream several classics from legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, including “Seven Samurai, “Rashomon,” and “Ikiru.”

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