Driving Miss Daisy (1989) Synopsis
Atlanta widow (Jessica Tandy) and chauffeur (Morgan Freeman) reflect changes from 1948 to 1973.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Driving Miss Daisy, about the deepening relationship between a Jewish matron in Atlanta and her black chauffeur, is a luminous joy of a...
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100

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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This is Daisy's story, and Hoke's story. It's a beautiful story, filled with warmth and compassion. It was a glorious evening of theater...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Beresford is able to move us, one small step at a time, into the hearts of his characters. He never steps wrong on his way to a luminous...
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Entertainment Weekly

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Director Bruce Beresford's tightly focused adaptation retains all the impact of its Pulitzer Prize-winning stage original. Jessica Tandy...
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90

Variety

Bruce Beresford's sensitive direction complements Alfred Uhry's skillful adapation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Freeman's nuanced acting is a marvel.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Here's an ''opened-up'' film of a fragile, sentimental play that doesn't overemphasize every dramatic point, and doesn't tromp on every...
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80

Empire

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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.
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80

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
Mr. Beresford and Mr. Uhry, working in concert, see to it that the essential spirit of Driving Miss Daisy shines through the sometimes...
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63

Miami Herald

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Driving Miss Daisy unfolds at a leisurely pace, with great attention to period detail and character-aging makeup effects....It's...
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Did I like Driving Miss Daisy?

By jwelch5742
It was very good. Wonderful Performances for Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, and Morgan Freeman, great makeup effects and great screenplay....

DRIVING MISS DAISY

By lugubriousthespian
When a film can totally evoke a time and place and compel you to care so much about the people depicted, then usually one of the following is responsible: director, writer, actors. In the case of...

This one rocks

By MongrolMan
The one line quips and comebacks in this one are great. Check it out....

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Rated PG | For Mature Theme
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Touching tale of an unlikely friendship.
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