Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
An elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta can no longer drive. Her son insists she allow him to hire a driver, which in the 1950s meant a black man. She resists any change in her life but, Hoke, the driver is hired by her son. She refuses to allow him to drive her anywhere at first, but Hoke slowly wins her over with his native good graces. The movie is directly taken from a stage play and does show it. It covers over twenty years of the pair's life together as they slowly build a relationship that transcends their differences. Written by
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One of only four films to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, without also being nominated for Best Director. The others are Wings (1927), Grand Hotel (1932), and Argo (2012). See more »
When Daisy is telling Hoke about the first time she went to Mobile, the reflection of his arms and hands in the car door don't match the cuts back to him standing next to the car. See more »
[Hoke walks in, Boolie and Daisy are there to confront him about a missing can of salmon]
Mornin', Miss Daisy. I think it's gettin' ready to clear up out there! Oh, 'scuse me, Mr. Werthan!
Hoke, I think we're gonna have to have a little talk.
All right, sir. Just let me get outta my coat.
[pauses, then turns to Daisy]
Oh, Miss Daisy, yesterday, while you was out visitin', I went and ate a can of your salmon. Now, I know you said eat the left-over pork chops, but they was kinda stiff. So, I ...
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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 cinema experience.
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