Driving Miss Daisy Movie Review 1989

Information and Film Reviews for Driving Miss Daisy the Movie

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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.

Distribution

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.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Atlanta, Buddies, American South, Growing Older, Adapted from a Play, The Help: Male, Civil Rights, Southern Belles, Top Grossing Films of 1989, Interracial Affairs
Screenplay
Alfred Uhry
Cast
Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Esther Rolle, Patti LuPone
Cinematography
Peter James
Director
Bruce Beresford
Music
Hans Zimmer
Producer
Zanuck Company, Warner

Awards

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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