Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Directed by
Bruce Beresford

Miss Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy) is an elderly Jewish widow who lives in Atlanta, America. As she has aged her driving ability has aged with her and her son, Boolie (Dan Aykroyd) feels that she should hire a driver, to which she objects.

However after one too many close shaves, Boolie insists he hire a chauffeur for her against her wishes, being set in the 1950's this driver inevitably turns out to be black and is named Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman).

This action results in Miss Daisy refusing to allow Hoke to drive her anywhere at all and so she walks, with Hoke driving behind her.

However this relationship soon develops into a close and loyal friendship that ends up continuing for over a quarter of a century due to Hoke's ability to win her over with his native good graces and transcends their very different lives.

A truly exceptional and moving film that you will definitely need the tissues out for!

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 99 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1989

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman...Hoke Colburn
Jessica Tandy...Daisy Werthan
Image for Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd...Boolie Werthan
Patti LuPone...Florine Werthan
Esther Rolle...Idella
Joann Havrilla...Miss McClatchey
William Hall Jr....Oscar
Alvin M. Sugarman...Dr. Weil
Clarice F. Geigerman...Nonie
Muriel Moore...Miriam
Sylvia Kaler...Beulah
Carolyn Gold...Neighbor Lady
Crystal R. Fox...Katie Bell
Bob Hannah...Red Mitchell
Ray McKinnon...Trooper