Learning to Drive
CAST: Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Grace Gummer DIRECTOR: Isabel Coixet
Isabel Coixet's slice-of-life comedy/drama Learning to Drive stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a middle-ages book critic who is shattered when her husband Ted (Jake Weber) leaves her. In order to visit her daughter (Grace Gummer), who lives upstate, Wendy begins taking driving lessons from Darwan (Ben Kingsley) an American citizen originally from India who makes a living as a cabbie and giving driving lessons. The two strike-up a friendship that helps her learn to take control of her life, and him adjust to his new life after an arranged marriage.
Hungry for some grownup entertainment? Take "Learning to Drive" for a spin.Stephen Whitty, New York Daily News
As this movie, directed by Isabel Coixet, tracks the deepening friendship between people from different cultures and backgrounds, it acquires an unforced metaphorical resonance.Stephen Holden, New York Times