Driving Miss Daisy

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An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.


  • Morgan Freeman
  • Jessica Tandy
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Patti LuPone
  • Esther Rolle
  • Jo Ann Havrilla
  • William Hall Jr.
  • Alvin M. Sugarman
  • Clarice F. Geigerman
  • Muriel Moore

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  • So convinced was she that she would lose out, Jessica Tandy had a one hundred dollar bet with her agent, that she wouldn't win the Oscar for Best Actress. When she paid up on Oscar night, she told him that it was the best bet she had ever lost.
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  • The baking soda box on the kitchen counter has the reminder calendar showing, which was printed later than the era of the movie.
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    • Daisy Werthan: Hoke?
    • Hoke Colburn: Yes'm.
    • Daisy Werthan: You're my best friend.
    • Hoke Colburn: No, go on Miss Daisy.
    • Daisy Werthan: No, really, you are...
    • [Takes Hoke's hand]
    • Daisy Werthan: You are.
    • Hoke Colburn: Yes'm.
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Beresford is able to move us, one small step at a time, into the hearts of his characters. He never steps wrong on his way to a luminous final scene in which we are invited to regard one of the most privileged mysteries of life, the moment when two people allow each other to see inside.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Driving Miss Daisy, about the deepening relationship between a Jewish matron in Atlanta and her black chauffeur, is a luminous joy of a film, heartbreakingly delicate, effortlessly able through indirection to invoke the civil rights era without ever once slipping into portentous pronouncements. [12 Jan. 1990, p.35]

Metacritic review by Jay Carr
Jay Carr
Boston Globe