Learning to Drive

It's never too late to begin a new adventure.


Learning to Drive
She is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman. He is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As she sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When she hires him to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humour, and love in starting life anew.

90 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex).
Comedy, Drama, Romance.

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Credits

Cast
Ben KIngsley, Grace Gummer, Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, Sarita Choudhury
Director
Isabel Coixet
ScreenplaySarah Kernochan
MusicDhani Harrison, Paul Hicks
CinematographyManel Ruiz
EditingKeith Reamer, Thelma Schoonmaker
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorTimes Media Films
Made in2014
Produced byBroad Green Pictures, Lavender Pictures, Core Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, romance
LanguageStrong impact, crude and frequent
NudityLow impact, natural male buttocks, non-sexual, infrequent
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceLow impact and infrequent
PrejudiceLow impact, infrequent (racial reference)
BlasphemyExclamations which may offend monotheists.
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
1
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Lara de Matos quote iconNo skop, skiet or donder in this film for the discerning.
10
Metacritic.com
23 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
68 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe story's a bit predictable, but Learning to Drive is elevated by typically strong work from stars Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley.
13
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconEmpathetic drama treats mature themes with warmth.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
6 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
2901 users
13
Internet
1193 Netizens quote iconSafe Driving Discount
13

Average .. 66%

13

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