Tender and sincere portrayal of a 25-year friendship between an aging Jewish woman and the black chauffeur forced upon her by her son. Humorous and thought-provoking, skillfully acted and directed, it subtly explores the effects of prejudice in the South. The development of Aykroyd as a top-notch character actor is further evidenced here. Part of the fun is watching the changes in fashion and auto design. Adapted from the play by Alfred Uhry.
Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com
Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 99 minutes.
Oscars 1989: Actress (Tandy), Adapt. Screenplay, Makeup, Picture; British Acad. 1990: Actress (Tandy); Golden Globes 1990: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Freeman), Actress--Mus./Comedy (Tandy), Film--Mus./Comedy; Natl. Bd. of Review 1989: Actor (Freeman); Writers Guild 1989: Adapt. Screenplay.
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