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Driving Lessons (2006 movie)

3 Ratings: 0.7
A movie directed by Jeremy Brock

With his orange-colored bowl haircut and freckled cheeks, actor Rupert Grint (known by millions of pre-teens as Harry Potter's cinematic sidekick) is perfectly cast as Ben, an awkward teenage boy whose reticence almost trespasses into total muteness. … see full wiki

Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 13, 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
3 reviews about Driving Lessons (2006 movie)
review by . June 02, 2009
DVD
Seventeen-year old Ben (Rupert Grint) is terribly shy and has withdrawn from his overbearing mother (Laura Linney) and reclusive father. He goes to work for a washed-up, eccentric actress (Julie Walters) and gets caught up in her world when she takes him on a trip that promises some life-changing lessons for both of them.     This coming-of-age story misses the mark because I didn't believe the boy would change because of anything that happened. He does go through some overly-dramatic …
review by . January 06, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Julie Walters and some moments of fun in the film      Cons: Ms. Linney and a general lack of control of the story as a whole      The Bottom Line: Only Julie Walters shines, and her star isn't bright enough to rescue this film from even just the shallow end of mediocrity      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot.      I think, after just shy of 300 reviews (the …
review by . July 04, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
DRIVING LESSONS is a little film that sneaks up on you. What at first seems to be a bit of fluffy nonsense comedy British style is at its base a very fine story about coming of age and the needs for significant friendship of both the young and the elderly. Writer Jeremy Brock ('Mrs. Brown', 'Charlotte Gray', 'The Last King of Scotland') here directs his own screenplay and the result is a cohesive, progressively involving tale filled with fascinating and diverse characters, each performed by sterling …
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