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PG| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy), an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta, is determined to maintain her independence. However, when she crashes her car, her son, Boolie (Dan Aykroyd), arranges for her to have a chauffeur, an African-American driver named Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman). Daisy and Hoke's relationship gets off to a rocky start, but they gradually form a close friendship over the years, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions.

Cast: Morgan Freeman , Jessica Tandy , Dan Aykroyd , Patti LuPone , Esther Rolle , Crystal R. Fox , Joann Havrilla , William Hall Jr.

Director: Bruce Beresford

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Release Date: December 12th, 1989|1 hr. 39 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • Freeman's nuanced acting is a marvel. show more

  • Here's an ''opened-up'' film of a fragile, sentimental play that doesn't overemphasize every dramatic point, and doesn't tromp on every minefield in the material. [13 Dec 1989, p.1D] show more

  • Beresford is able to move us, one small step at a time, into the hearts of his characters. He never steps wrong on his way to a luminous final scene in which we are invited to regard one of the most privileged mysteries of life, the moment when two people allow each other to see inside. show more

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  • May 30, 2011 Brock
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    What a treasure this movie is! The gentleness of all concerned make this slice Southern history glow. I never tire of seeing this fine film.

  • September 20, 2008 Sweetrose
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    I think this movie is wonderful and brilliant! Two people become the most unlikely of friends; Hoag(Freeman), is an african american Boolie Werthan (Akroyd) hires to chauffeur his mother around.Daisy (Tandy) is someone set in her ways.She likes to do things herself; In the time of slavery and prejudice,we see hatred and cruelty.Hoag and Daisy go driving,,when police question why a 'black man" would chauffeur a Jewish belle around; We also note the bombing of Daisy's temple of worship.The saddest scene, is when Daisy's maid Aidella (Esther Rolle) collapses in front of the TV from a heart attack.Through the seasons,the two bond together and share chats and comfortable Friendship. Bravo and hats off, for the fine performance.

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