Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Learning to Drive

There is nothing like going to the cinema in the afternoon, when there is only just you and one other middle aged lady in the audience, in the whole movie theatre.  Learning to Drive is pure middle aged lady material, no 18 year olds on their cellphones spilling popcorn here.

Patricia Clarkson is a middle aged book reviewer, who is undergoing a bit of a crisis (I don't want to give it all away), but basically you get the idea, she decides that she needs to get driving lessons so that she can go and visit her daughter.  Ben Kingsley is an Indian driving instructor, and they both form a bit of a friendship after all of their time spent together in the car.

Anyway this quiet movie made this middle aged ladies heart smile - jut the thing I needed this afternoon after a few dreary film festival movie choices.  4/5

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