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Driving Lessons

Release Date: October 13th, 2006

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.

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Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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  • 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.

  • Aiming for wacky and heartwarming, the film is, at its sporadic best, a mildly diverting coming-of-age story. At its worst, it feels forced. show more

  • 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

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