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Learning to Drive
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Learning to Drive - Movie Synopsis & Plot

Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life's road blocks.

Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew.

MOVIE REVIEW

Review by Karen Samdahl (B+)

Learning to Drive is a many-faceted film with a small but powerful and talented cast.  The main character Wendy, played by Patricia Clarkson (Emmy Award-winner for her role in “Six Feet Under”) has just been dumped by her charming “prick of a husband” (her words, not mine) played by Jake Weber (a regular on HBO’s "Mind of the Married Man," and the husband on the long-running show "Medium").
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