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Learning to Drive (2014)

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As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.

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Wendy
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Darwan
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Ted
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Jasleen
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Preet
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Debbie
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Peter
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Car Salesman
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Wendy's Dad
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Mata
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Paige
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Darwan's Sister Rasbir
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Debbie's Husband
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Divorce Attorney
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Wendy (Patrician Clarkson), a self-absorbed New York book critic, is shocked to reality by the sudden end of her marriage. Always dependent on her husband for driving, she must now learn to take the wheel on her own. Her instructor Darwan (Ben Kingsley) is a Sikh Indian who watches with alarm as his pupil falls apart at the seams. He himself is contemplating an arranged marriage with a woman he has never met. As these two lives intersect, both will change in unpredictable ways. Written by Anonymous

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It's never too late to begin a new adventure.

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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21 August 2015 (USA)  »

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Aprendiendo a conducir  »

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$66,015 (USA) (21 August 2015)

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$3,446,820 (USA) (20 November 2015)
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At the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival screening, Patricia Clarkson revealed that her name was attached to this project for nine years and didn't drop out of it because she loved the script. See more »

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Wendy: At 21 years, we're on our third itch... or it's male menopause.
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Aa Naujawan Sab Kuch Yahan
Writte by Anandji Veerji Shah (as Anandji Shah) / Kalyanji Veerji Shah (as Kalyanji Shah) / Shyamlal Indivar
Performed by Asha Bhosle
Courtesy of Saregama India by arrangement with The Royalty Network, Inc.
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Lovely movie
27 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's always such a pleasure to go to a movie about interesting people, slice-of-life as it were. Nothing huge happens. No car chases or special effects. Just real, human emotion and experience. A quiet little story about real people.

Patricia Clarkson is always interesting. Ben Kingsley is superb as the Sikh.

There are two scenes that had me laughing very loudly, but throughout most of the movie I was just smiling and sympathizing with the believable characters.

The story was not predictable. I enjoyed every second of it and highly recommend to anyone who enjoys character-driven movies.


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