This is a charming, unpretentious little movie - made for French TV - that is helped enormously by the leading actress, Miou-Miou, one of the finest, if unsung, actresses of her generation (she was born in 1950) in French cinema. The tone is set from the opening credits which finds Miou-Miou preparing a meal for her husband and three grown songs. As she works she dances irresistibly to the portable radio on the table. When she reveals that she has signed up for driving lessons her husband is disgruntled. He feels that 1) he could have taught her to drive himself and 2) why does she need to drive anyway. This tells us immediately that he is an old-fashioned 'woman's place is in the home' type of husband. Miou-Miou's only friend appears to be Daniel, the young son of a neighbouring couple, who is autistic, and once she has passed her test - not without some mildly humorous mishaps - Daniel accompanies her on a journey to Belgium, where she meets an old flame albeit innocuously. That's about it but as someone once said, it's not the arrival it's the journey and this is a lovely ride.
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