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Drama - Family

Learning to Drive (2014)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story A New Yorker article by Katha Pollitt written in 2002.
Writer/s Script Sarah Kemochan
Director Isabel Coixet
Starring Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Grace Gummer, Jake Weber
Elevator Pitch A New York book editor, critic and radio personality is unexpectedly dumped by her husband leaving her facing decisions relating to housing and mobility, since she cannot drive. In the event she hires a Sikh driving instructor who gives her confidence to learn the new skill, and she in turn is able to help him with problems relating to an arranged marriage.
Content A lot of time spent in the driving instructor’s car as the critic learns to drive, and also time spent in th Sikh’s house when the lady to whom he is to be married arrives. There is a bit of sexual content, and a related joke which made me laugh. Probably the single reason for it being a 15.
A View A well written and enjoyable drama – both my wife and I liked it. It probably did not cost a lot, and did not make much money, but was well thought of. A worthwhile hour and a half.

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