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Driving Lessons (2006)

PG-13  |   |  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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Fay Cohen ...
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Ruby Mortlock ...
Old Lady 2
Don Wetherhead ...
Old Man
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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


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


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)


$238,774 (USA) (26 January 2007)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Julie Walters and Rupert Grint play mother and son in the Harry Potter movie series. See more »


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 »


Bryony: Fancy a drink?
Ben: I should be in bed...
[Bryony chuckles]
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in Come Fly with Me: Episode #1.3 (2011) See more »


Nocturne No 1 in Bb minor, op 9
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Michael Csányi-Wills
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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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