Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
An elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta can no longer drive. Her son insists she allow him to hire a driver, which in the 1950s meant a black man. She resists any change in her life but, Hoke, the driver is hired by her son. She refuses to allow him to drive her anywhere at first, but Hoke slowly wins her over with his native good graces. The movie is directly taken from a stage play and does show it. It covers over twenty years of the pair's life together as they slowly build a relationship that transcends their differences.Written by
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As of 2018, this is the last Best Picture Oscar winner with a PG rating. See more »
When Hoke insists on stopping "to make water" at night, the billboard shown is advertising the '57 Plymouth. The car shown on the billboard is a '55 Plymouth. See more »
[Hoke and Boolie are entering the car dealership to trade in the Hudson]
She fought me on this one, but it's time for a trade. I'll bet you'll miss the old one.
No, sir, I don't expect I'll miss it that much.
Come on! You're the only one who's been driving it all this time. Won't you be a little sorry to see it go?
It ain't going nowhere. I done bought it.
I sure did! Already made the deal with Mr. Red Mitchell.
Oh, come on now, Mr. Werthan. That's for him and me to know.
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While Driving Miss Daisy isn't what i call a best picture winner, since there were more deserving movies that came out that year, but the movie shouldn't get hate just for that.
The movie is sweet, charming and heartwarming. This is the kind of film that granny's go to watch and after it's over their something like "That was nice". Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy were excellent in this movie, as both of them had great chemistry and very entertaining conversations between them.
It dose get kind of dull at times and i do wish the films pasting was a bit better, but that's just me. I say it's worth checking out, because there's plenty of things to like and appreciate in this movie.
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