I work most Saturday nights, so I was not home to see Lifetime's movie version of Big Driver this past weekend. But that's why God made DVRs, babe; that's why God made DVRs.
So when I got home, I plopped down in front of the teevee and gave it a look, and then decided to turn things into a double feature and check out Mercy, as well.
This was far from being the best double feature I've ever experienced. We may as well get that established right up front. But despite that, we may as well discuss the movies, because that's what we do around here.
Big Driver began at something of a disadvantage. I'm not a huge fan of the novella (which appeared in Full Dark, No Stars) to begin with; it's got a sort of not-quite-finished feel to it, and what I mean by that is that the prose struck me as being a bit less distinguished than is typically the case with King. If it were a baked potato, it'd be that sort of slightly-harder-than-desired texture that tells you to put that sucker back in for another half hour.
This is not to say that it's a bad novella. It isn't, and in order to discuss that more fully, we're about to go into spoiler territory.