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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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1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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Debbie's Husband
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Divorce Attorney
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Aprendiendo a conducir  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$3,446,820 (USA) (20 November 2015)
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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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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I loved this movie
27 November 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was just looking to see if has been released yet. If I recall correctly at TIFF Patricia, and Sir. Ben mentioned that the movie had been picked up.

All I can say is that you have to see this movie. The dialogue, the banter and the chemistry is truly incredible. It has its serious moments but it also has moments that will have you laughing hysterically.

I am really glad I picked this movie, and I can tell you it was deserving of being the runner up for fan favourite. After the Imitation Game and that is supposed to be an Oscar Shoe in.


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