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PG-13| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
Teenage Ben (Rupert Grint) lives a sheltered life thanks to an overprotective mother (Laura Linney) and a weak-willed father (Nicholas Farrell). The youth takes a summer job as the assistant to Evie Walton (Julie Walters), an aging actress. At first the job is simple, but then Evie presses Ben into service as her chauffeur, even though he lacks a license. Ben must take the first step into adulthood, and learns how to have fun along the way.

Cast: Laura Linney , Julie Walters , Rupert Grint , Tamsin Egerton , Michelle Duncan , Nicholas Farrell , Oliver Milburn , Jim Norton

Director: Jeremy Brock

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Driving Lessons (2006)

Release Date: October 13th, 2006|1 hr. 38 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • With the aid of a charmingly offbeat story and a jolly good dialect coach, the stars leave you thinking, well done. Their spirited performances help cover up glaring holes in the plot. show more

  • This coming-of-age movie, is a clumsy contraption, but it's nice to see Rupert Grint coming out from under that colorful thatch, and coming, not a moment too soon, into an appealing pre-maturity. show more

  • Linney hits a single note for her uptight character, while Walters travels the scale indiscriminately. Her outsized eccentric darts from amusing to grating. Only Grint is just right, as the boy they, and the film, can't do without. show more

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