Learning To Drive

You must see this movie, Learning to Drive. Isabel Coixet directs the screenplay by Sarah Kernochan and Katha Pollitt with one of America’s best actresses, Patricia Clarkson, and academy winner Ben Kingsley. They gave wonderful and deep performances. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll be talking about this movie with your friends.

Wendy (Patricia Clarkson) is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan (Ben Kingsley) 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.


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