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Driving Lessons (2006)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  13 October 2006 (USA)
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A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

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Ben
Fay Cohen ...
Old Lady 1
Ruby Mortlock ...
Old Lady 2
Don Wetherhead ...
Old Man
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Laura
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Robert
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Mr. Fincham
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Evie
Chandra Ruegg ...
Chandra
Ricky Champ ...
Tough Looking Man
Rupert Holliday-Evans ...
Store Manager (as Rupert Holiday Evans)
Harriet Brock ...
Child at Campsite
James Brock ...
Child at Campsite
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A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

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All Ben wanted was a job. All Evie needed was a friend. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Driving Lessons  »

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$22,603 (USA) (13 October 2006)

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$238,774 (USA) (26 January 2007)
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When filming, Rupert Grint was only 16 which meant it was illegal for him to drive (the legal age in the UK is 17), so they had to film his driving scenes in private roads. See more »

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When Evie and Ben are looking at the lake it is flat calm. When the camera looks at them the lake behind has waves. See more »

Quotes

Evie Walton: [looks out car window] Look at all that green! Just look at it. All so... fucking green!
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In the opening titles, the names of the main cast and crew are arranged around a map as if they were street names. See more »

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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Definitely NOT forgettable
18 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I only heard about Driving Lessons through the ITV adverts, and to be honest, I didn't know how much I would like it. I switched on the TV last night and was totally surprised. Driving Lessons is a modest, simple film which draws you in right from the start. Rupert Grint plays the part of socially awkward teenager Ben brilliantly. He's definitely one to look out for in the future. Dame Eve Walton is played by the fabulous Julie Walters. I loved the simple plot and the way the actors portrayed their characters with great sensitivity. The highlight of the film, for me was Evie's rather colourful poem. It shows how friendships can form between the most unlikely pairs. In my opinion, watching Driving Lessons is a great way to spend 2 hours. The scenery was also striking, especially the countryside. Anyone who can call this sparkling comedy forgettable, I strongly disagree with


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