Learning to Drive (15)
Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks.
Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan 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.
“Witty and often affecting film with excellent performances from Clarkson and Kingsley” THE INDEPENDENT
“Clarkson, in particular, is spot-on” OBSERVER
“Endearing, mordant, and impeccably acted” BOSTON GLOBE
Directed by Isabel Coixet
Cast includes Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley
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