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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Morgan Freeman
Jessica Tandy
Dan Aykroyd
Patti LuPone
Directors
Bruce Beresford
Screenwriters
Alfred Uhry
Running Time
99 minutes

Driving Miss Daisy
Big issues take a back seat as two Oscar-worthy actors navigate their way through a Pulitzer Prize winning tale.


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Plot
Jessica Tandy is Miss Daisy, an elderly, stubborn and wealthy Jewish resident of 1948 Atlanta, whose steady life is furrled when her gentle businessman son (Aykroyd), worried about her increasingly nonsensical roadsense, engages Hoke (Freeman) as her driver.


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It gets to its hugely emotional destination without ever having to put the foot down; a poignant and provocative road movie.


Reviewed by Philip Thomas

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