Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

Multi- award-winning drama tells the story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan (Tandy) and her relationship with her African American chauffeur Hoke (Freeman). Beginning as reluctant acquaintances, over 25 years their relationship blossoms into a strong friendship - and at a time when such relationships were sternly frowned upon.

Winner of Best Picture, Best Actress (Tandy), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Makeup, 1990 Academy Awards; winner of Best Picture (Comedy or Musical), Best Actress (Tandy) and Best Actor (Freeman), 1990 Golden Globes; winner of Best Actress (Tandy), 1991 BAFTA Awards; winner of the Silver Berlin Bear for Best Acting Team (Tandy and Freeman), Berlin International Film Festival
1989Rating: PG99 minsUSA
Drama

Driving Miss Daisy / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Bruce Beresford's sensitive direction complements Alfred Uhry's skillful adapation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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Time Out

Time Out

Far too cosy to serve as an effective social or political metaphor; better to regard it as a solid ensemble piece.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There is an exhilarating, singularly theatrical lightness of touch that is often lost when these settings are made manifest in a movie.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

This is Tandy's finest two hours onscreen in a film career that goes back to 1932.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Driving Miss Daisy is a film of great love and patience, telling a story that takes 25 years to unfold, exploring its characters as few films take the time to do.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Freeman and Tandy have their own performer's pride, and that transfers to their characters. Tandy, in particular, is almost astringent in her denial of easy emotion.

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