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04/09/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

One of the Sweetest Things I've Ever Seen

Sometimes, a thin plot isn't all bad. Driving Miss Daisy proves that. While undeniably simple in nature, Driving Miss Daisy is as sweet as movies get, and makes for a very pleasant experience.

72 year old Miss Daisy is a Jewish widow who, after getting in a slight car accident, is given a chauffeur against her will. A black man named Hoke, the chauffeur seems to be off to a rough start with Miss Daisy, though instead, a beautiful relationship blossoms.

I almost want to say that I'd like to see more movies as simple as Driving Miss Daisy. But I take it back, because a lot of Driving Miss Daisy's charm comes from the fact that it's simplicity is so rare in cinema, especially nowadays.

The title character, Miss Daisy, comes off as a bit of a grump at first. And though her determine...

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01/31/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Driving Miss Daisy review

Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy) lives alone with a housemaid named Idella (Esther Rolle). Boolie (Dan Aykroyd) advices her to get a chauffeur since no insurance company will cover her. Ms. Daisy was hesitant at first, but she becomes accustomed to the amiable personality of Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman). Only observation this reviewer had were the picture’s quality, a more interesting plot and picture quality since the whole movie felt like a dream. The picture had the right balance of humor and drama. Screenplay was exceptional and direction was wonderful. Tandy and Freeman have made the film watchable since their onscreen chemistry was sensational. It had one of the most touching endings onscreen. Driving Miss Daisy is a good drama where topics on death, racism, trust, friendship ...

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08/26/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Very warm and touching movie.

Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy (in Oscar Winning performance) invoke grace and dignity in this sensitive treatment of race relations and old age. Freeman stars as a gentle, wise black chauffeur in the service of a spunky Jewish widow, played by Tandy. As the years pass, their relationship evolves into a remarkable friendship despite their different backgrounds.The film is skillfully adapted from the award-winning play, unfolding against the backdrop of civil rights changes in the South. Somewhat simplistic to be considered a strong statement about race relations, the Best Picture/Best Screenpaly Oscar Winner makes a heartwarming effort to give witness to dignified aging.Freeman was never better, and the chemistry between the two leads is simply beautiful to watch. This is a very special...

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08/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Sweet, but not as good as I hoped

A black chauffeur is hired to drive an elderly woman in the late 1940's because she is unable to drive due to her age. The movie then moves on to various times during their time together, showing how their friendship blossoms over the years.

The movie jumps from decade to decade frequently, and the only way you know the time has advanced is the makeup jobs on the actors. Other than that, there is no way to really tell that they are in a different decade/year.

The acting, if you can handle the thick southern accents, is the only thing that I liked about this movie. Jessica Tandy, and especially Morgan Freeman are good in their roles. Dan Aykroyd, who isn't in the movie as much as I thought he was when I saw the promos for it, fails at his attempt in creating an authentic sounding S...

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11/29/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review - Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

When Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy) was given a driver, Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman), by her son Boolie (Dan Aykroyd), she was furious. However, over the years their relationship grows in the Best Picture winning film, “Driving Miss Daisy.”

This is one of those movies that ends and makes you wonder if it was great or a waste of your time. Freeman and Tandy are excellent and create a great bond, but the story itself falls flat. They also tried to mix in prejudice as an issue, but it didn’t seem to make any sense with everything else going on. It seemed tacked on as a “we’ll get the nomination if we’re controversial” note.

It’s really not a waste of time, and worth watching just for said actors. Aykroyd proves in this film that he is not the best actor, but he seemed like he was at le...

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