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.
Director: Isabel Coixet
Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Grace Gummer and Samantha Bee
What the critics are saying:
It's a beautifully acted tale of friendship, and about how sometimes, you just need to move forward - in a car, or otherwise.
A story of companionship, loneliness, resilience. It's a small, artfully crafted thing, but it resonates in big ways.
"Learning to Drive" is precisely the sort of adult-themed, intelligent and heartfelt film it wants to be, with Clarkson and Kingsley wonderfully on point.
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