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Driving Lessons (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 13 October 2006 (USA)
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A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

Director:

Jeremy Brock

Writer:

Jeremy Brock
4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Grint ... Ben
Fay Cohen Fay Cohen ... Old Lady 1
Ruby Mortlock Ruby Mortlock ... Old Lady 2
Don Wetherhead Don Wetherhead ... Old Man
Laura Linney ... Laura
Oliver Milburn ... Peter
Tamsin Egerton ... Sarah
Nicholas Farrell ... Robert
Jim Norton ... Mr. Fincham
Julie Walters ... Evie
Chandra Ruegg Chandra Ruegg ... Chandra
Ricky Champ ... Tough Looking Man
Rupert Holliday-Evans ... Store Manager (as Rupert Holiday Evans)
Harriet Brock Harriet Brock ... Child at Campsite
James Brock James Brock ... Child at Campsite
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Storyline

A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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She drinks. He drives. Together it's the trip of a lifetime. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Writer and Director Jeremy Brock was reportedly inspired by his own teenage experiences working for Dame Peggy Ashcroft. See more »

Goofs

When Evie and Ben are looking at the lake it is flat calm. When the camera looks at them the lake behind has waves. See more »

Quotes

Ben: God gave you your talent for a reason.
Evie Walton: There's no God, you pompous little cretin!
Ben: God forgives you for that too.
Evie Walton: Let's get one thing clear, sunny boy! I do the forgiving, not God!
Ben: That's a terrible thing to say!
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Crazy Credits

Dedication: "For Rod Hall, 1951-2004". See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is the director's cut where in the US version many scenes had to be cut in order to retain a PG-13 rating along with dubbing some F words to "Sod." See more »


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Deep River
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Arranged by Alison Wright
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Definitely NOT forgettable
18 December 2006 | by blondette-13See all my reviews

I only heard about Driving Lessons through the ITV adverts, and to be honest, I didn't know how much I would like it. I switched on the TV last night and was totally surprised. Driving Lessons is a modest, simple film which draws you in right from the start. Rupert Grint plays the part of socially awkward teenager Ben brilliantly. He's definitely one to look out for in the future. Dame Eve Walton is played by the fabulous Julie Walters. I loved the simple plot and the way the actors portrayed their characters with great sensitivity. The highlight of the film, for me was Evie's rather colourful poem. It shows how friendships can form between the most unlikely pairs. In my opinion, watching Driving Lessons is a great way to spend 2 hours. The scenery was also striking, especially the countryside. Anyone who can call this sparkling comedy forgettable, I strongly disagree with


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,603, 15 October 2006

Gross USA:

$239,962

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,297,553
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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