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With the aid of a charmingly offbeat story and a jolly good dialect coach, the stars leave you thinking, well done. Their spirited performances help cover up glaring holes in the plot. Read full review
Linney's character is written as a one-dimensional monster whose selfish cruelty is beyond redemption and, ultimately, belief. Read full review
For all its treacly excesses of the post- "Full Monty" era, British comedy hasn't entirely lost its teeth yet. Read full review
Despite its slight and vaguely silly premise, Driving Lessons turns out to be sweet, never cloying, and amusing in an understated British way. Read full review
The mild British wackiness is more droll than funny, but the movie is a pleasant cup of tea. Read full review
Linney hits a single note for her uptight character, while Walters travels the scale indiscriminately. Her outsized eccentric darts from amusing to grating. Only Grint is just right, as the boy they, and the film, can't do without. Read full review
Aiming for wacky and heartwarming, the film is, at its sporadic best, a mildly diverting coming-of-age story. At its worst, it feels forced. Read full review
This coming-of-age movie, is a clumsy contraption, but it's nice to see Rupert Grint coming out from under that colorful thatch, and coming, not a moment too soon, into an appealing pre-maturity. Read full review
Everybody in the movie is so tightly wound that Walters seems a model of actorly limberness. She cuts through the movie with speed and mannish, zany wit. Read full review
Linney is too sensitive and capable an actress to play a stock villain like this. That everyone in the movie dislikes her makes you dislike everyone in the movie. Read full review
dopey little feel-goodish
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