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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
168 Ratings
168 Ratings

82% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.2/10
  • Fresh 49
  • Rotten 11

Critics Consensus: Warm and smartly paced, and boasting impeccable performances from Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Touching tale of an unlikely friendship.

Information

Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1989 Warner Bros.Entertaniment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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