British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.
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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While being interviewed in the 2008 PBS Mini-Series The Jewish Americans, Alfred Uhry, who wrote the film's screen play and grew up as a Jewish child in Atlanta during the 40's and 50's, admitted that many Jews in Atlanta celebrated Christmas like Boolie and his wife in attempt to be a part of a community where Jews were a minority. See more »
When Hoke gets back into the car after being questioned by the police, there is foliage from two different trees grouped together, visible in the reflection of the window; probably so the audience can see Hoke through the glass. Then in the long shot of the car pulling away, there are no trees or plants close enough to the car to have caused those reflections. See more »
[Hoke and Idella are walking to Daisy's house and notice Boolie's car in the driveway]
Now what do you suppose he's doin' here this early in the mornin'?
Dunno... can't be good, I promise you that!
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A touching film that is a story of ultimate friendship and loyalty.
Driving Miss Daisy is the story of a frienship between a hard to live with Jewish lady and her chauffeur. Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy give great performances along with Dan Aykroyd as a loving son to Miss Daisy. Great score and cinamatography add to this films enjoyment. If you're an old car buff like me, note that beautiful 1948 Hudson that is used in the first half of the movie.
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