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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ben
Fay Cohen ...
Old Lady 1
Ruby Mortlock ...
Old Lady 2
Don Wetherhead ...
Old Man
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Peter
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Robert
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Mr. Fincham
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Evie
Chandra Ruegg ...
Chandra
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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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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Driving Lessons - Mit Vollgas ins Leben  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$238,774 (USA) (26 January 2007)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the making of this film Rupert Grint had not yet passed his driving test and so a driving double had to be used for scenes filmed on public roads. Rupert commented that he failed his test during a maneuver as he forgot to look over his shoulder during the turn in the road. See more »

Goofs

During the initial Edinburgh scenes, the background changes from raining to cloudy to almost clear, to rainy, all basically within the same shot. See more »

Quotes

Ben: [about Evie] I have to be there before she goes on or she can't remember her lines!
Bryony: Ben, she's reading from a book!
Ben: Makes a difference! She's completely helpless unless I'm in the same room.
Bryony: Isn't that a bit weird?
Ben: She's not weird!... she's just... nervous...
Bryony: Relax! She's having you on!
Ben: No, she isn't! I promised her I'd be there! Once you've made a promise you should keep it!...
[silence]
Ben: ... Sorry...
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Crazy Credits

Dedication: "For Rod Hall, 1951-2004". See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
Traditional
Arranged by Toby Shippey
Performed by Salsa Celtica
Published by Toby Shippey
Courtesy of Greentrax Recordings, Ltd.
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Great movie
6 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie at the Tribeca Film Festival and i have to say that i thought it was amazing. The combination of humor and sincerity really made the movie worthwhile. The movie was about a seventeen year-old boy whose mother and father are very religious. The seventeen year old, Ben, decides to work for a retired actress who teaches him about girls and driving and life. It is very comical and touching. I honestly have to say that it is now one of my favorite movies. I recommend this movie to anyone and everyone. If you didn't catch one of the showings at the film festival, it's supposed to come out in theaters later in the year. Please go see it! It is a great film.


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