Just Drive: MICHAEL CLAYTON and The Power of Editing

I read an interview with George Clooney that mentioned this last scene in MICHAEL CLAYTON. The "just drive" car ride is one of my favorite endings ever. However, Clooney noted if you put this 2 mins scene (starting around the 01:00 min mark) at the front of the film...you're bored. It's the SAME PERFORMANCE -- the placement of it makes all the difference.