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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)  »

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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Trivia

This is the second collaboration between Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley and Isabel Coixet. First being Elegy. See more »

Quotes

Wendy: [about the book, the joy of sex] Well, hand it. Let's see if there's anything we didn't cover.
[Ted hands her the book. She reads aloud]
Wendy: Missionary - check. Standing - check. Rear entry
[Both laugh]
Wendy:
  • Oh, check.



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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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Funny, Feel Good Movie
5 September 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie tonight and it was entertaining. I can't say that about many movies these days.

I liked the premise of a woman taking driving lessons after her divorce, trying to regain some sense of independence and competence after that emotional blow.

Ben Kingsley, as her Sikh taxi driver teacher, was excellent in his part. He and his student develop a close friendship which is a joy to see.

A friend, who is also a Sikh, went with me, and she said that Kingsley's headdress was not wrapped properly. You'd have thought that the film would have received some input from the Sikh community on these details, but maybe not. Odd.

At any rate, it was charming, with enough laughs and story to sustain it to the end. It has something to teach both women and men.


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