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R| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
Teacher Poppy Cross (Sally Hawkins) is an eternal optimist who lives with her more cynical friend Zoe (Alexis Zegerman). Deciding she wants to learn to drive, she starts taking lessons from Scott (Eddie Marsan), a tense and downbeat instructor who believes Poppy's levity reflects a lack of seriousness. Although they clash, Poppy is not deterred from her goal. Meanwhile, she starts dating Tim, a social worker who came to her school to help a child.

Cast: Sally Hawkins , Alexis Zegerman , Andrea Riseborough , Sinead Matthews , Kate O'Flynn , Sarah Niles , Eddie Marsan ,

Director: Mike Leigh

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Miramax Films

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Release Date: October 10th, 2008|1 hr. 58 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    No list of the year's best performances should be made without her (Sally Hawkins). show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The key to enjoying the film is warming up to the heroine, Poppy. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It is that rare film that is equal parts entertaining, life-affirming and thought-provoking. show more

  • June 13, 2009 Rean Rossier
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    I wanted to see this movie because I loved the trailer so I got the movie & was disapointing. I thought the charecter Poppy was annoying & sometimes when she talks I did not understand her. the acting was really bad, & the movie did not go anywhere It was okay for me.

  • December 22, 2008 BFBoscoCyn
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    This movie was totally irritating, as was the lead actress and her driving teacher. I tried to stay and enjoy it, but could not. I ended up walking out. I know everyone else is raving about it, but I guess I didn't get it. I would not recommend spending your hard earned bucks on this one.

  • December 12, 2008 Quality Cinema
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    delightful,warm humurous movie. thoroughly enjoyed this. sally hawkins was terrific in her role. the character of scott really showed how ultimatey pple determine thir own destinies. the contrast also showed just how well-adjusted and admirable her person.

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