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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
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Old Lady 1
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Old Lady 2
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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 ...
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Rupert Holliday-Evans ...
Store Manager (as Rupert Holiday Evans)
Harriet Brock ...
Child at Campsite
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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She drinks. He drives. Together it's the trip of a lifetime. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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

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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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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

Robert Marshall: Ask yourselves this question; How is a person truly free until they can think and act for themselves? God gave us free will so that we could choose His love. You see, He wanted us to understand our commitment. To be grown up about it. If you ask me, "Am I Christian?", I say to you, if you strive to do good, then you're a Christian. If you don't seek to hurt or betray others, you're a Christian. If you're true to yourself and treat others as you'd have them treat you, you're a Christian. The ...
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El Agua De La Vida
Written by Toby Shippey, Fraser Fifield, and Juan "Lino" Rocha
Performed by Salsa Celtica
Published by Toby Shippey, Fraser Fifield, and Juan "Lino" Rocha
Courtesy of Greentrax Recordings, Ltd.
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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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