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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
Matt Salinger ...
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
Beau Baxter ...
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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$3,446,820 (USA) (20 November 2015)
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Patricia Clarkson approached Ben Kinsgley and Isabel Coixet with the script for this movie when they realize how much fun they were having doing Elegy (2008). See more »

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Darwan: Slow down. Park there. Mr. Yampolsky, you have followed all the rules. You'll pass your test tomorrow, I'm sure of it. And after you get your license, I suspect you'll buy the biggest, fastest car, and throw all the rules out of the window.
Student Driver: [scoffs]
Darwan: It is not a joke. Remember driving is a freedom. I wish you to enjoy every kind of freedom... As long as you don't hurt someone. You promise me?
Student Driver: Okay, Mr. Singh.
Darwan: Mr. Singh Tur.
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Written by Jacky Dustin, Wojtek Krupka
Performed by The August
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Covering various layers of life
23 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I find this movie is surprisingly charming. It's a story we can relate to. Things happened in our everyday lives which might not be significant enough to draw attentions to. However, they touched a bit of our unintended emotions. It even took on lightly challenging subjects like racism, depression, rages and religions which all transpired smoothly into the storyline with some humors even.

The story of middle aged women divorcing from their long time husbands is not a fresh subject after all. Nevertheless, most people probably could even care less of it. However, the success of this movie is it used this overly done subject and given a new lease of life. In the beginning, I was not too sure to watch it. To my own surprise, I am glad that I gave it a shot when I finished it. Lives can serve you bitter dishes, how to turn them around it's entirely up to you. The middle aged romance is no longer involving carnal desires and emotional longing. It steers the directions to work out your own issues and hold up your end of responsibilities.

Patricia and Ben Kingsley did convincing performances for their roles. This movie reminded me of "Lost in Translations". I think they both share the subtleties of wordless emotions. We don't need thunderbolts and lighting to make memorable films. We need is slowly riveting awareness and self assured triumphs. Maybe I am old.


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