A high-school girl who's failed her driver's test four times must get her license in order to save her long-distance relationship. Her latest instructor thinks he can teach her to drive ... if he can just survive the first lesson.
High school senior Kate is a terror behind the wheel. Her boyfriend, away at college, isn't returning her calls. To save her relationship, Kate plans a romantic evening in the big city. But to drive there, she'll have to get her license. After failing her test four times, Kate turns to Safe-T Drivers instructor Mr. Meeker, who thinks he might be able to teach her to drive if he can just survive the first lesson. Written by
Filmed as part of the Seattle International Film Festival's Fly Filmmaking Challenge 2005. Three directors were given three weeks and a limited budget to cast, shoot, edit, and score their films. The films were given 5 "flies in the ointment": each film had to use the same actress (not in the same role), be under 10 minutes, feature The Stranger (an alternative newspaper in Seattle), the Downtown Library, and... someone had to trip. See more »
As with my other fave of Thom Harps', Afternoon Delight, Driver's Ed hits the ground running and never stops. Great casting and terrific filming with a mastery over the short film genre is what makes this work. A short film comedy is all about the expert telling of ONE JOKE, and that's what this movie gets. Everything is about the setup, which is what makes it fun to watch multiple times. I won't throw in a spoiler, but the big "twist" of the film is awesome. I personally wish they had drawn it out even more as it was so excellently thought out, but that's nit picking. This is a drive well worth taking again and again.
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