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About the Movie
Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress (Jessica Tandy), and receiving more nominations than any other movie that year, this is the touching tale of an unusual quarter-century friendship between an eccentric elderly Southern Jewish matron and her loyal, black chauffeur. Starring Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby," "The Shawshank Redemption") and Dan Aykroyd ("Ghostbusters"), co-starring Patti LuPone (TV's "Life Goes On") and Esther Rolle (TV's "Good Times") and directed by Bruce Beresford ("Tender Mercies"). The Today Show says it "comes close to perfection...to see it once is to remember it forever..." Selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 56
- Fresh: 46
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: There is an exhilarating, singularly theatrical lightness of touch that is often lost when these settings are made manifest in a movie.
Fresh: Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman give exceptional performances
Fresh: This is Tandy's finest two hours onscreen in a film career that goes back to 1932.
Rotten: Ultimately this is an intelligent feel-good movie that had Oscar material stamped all over the screenplay, but lacks the bite or insight that could have turned it into something truly special.
Driving Miss Daisy
This movie was inducted as one of the best 400 movies of all times for a reason-it is about friendship and love, something we can all relate to.It's a great hour and a half of your life spent watching it.
Good character development, a lost art in many films, is found in this one.
My favorite aspect of this movie is the juxtaposition of many different characters within a singular plot -- how they contrast and compare, intertwine with each other and develop as the story grows. It is a study on aging, learning to accept others and becoming the kind of people the world needs.
Southern Movies Forever!
I absolutely love this movie! It was a bit of a shock to see miss daisy( Jessica Tandy) to be so self centered after watching sweet Ninny Threadegood on fried green tomatoes (also Jessica Tandy) I feel as though old southern movies really hit home for me because my mama was raised in South Carolina. She always taught us to be polite good children but living in West Virginia we never had to say sir and ma'am. Well, after being lucky enough to go to the south twice last summer I think I will bring and give southern charm to the north. Over all miss daisy is one if not the best movie I ever saw!!
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1989
- © 1989 Warner Bros.Entertaniment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- Driving Miss Daisy (Original Soundtrack)
- Various Artists