Learning To Drive Reviews

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August 29, 2019
This is a gently woven story; small yet nourishing, and well worth the ticket price.
August 22, 2018
Isabel Coixet brings us an insightful, refreshing and mercifully cliché-free look at a woman in her early 60s learning to start over through learning to drive.
August 21, 2018
With creative writing and adept acting, it's a film that will transport you to a better place in life.
December 3, 2017
This odd couple has much to learn from each other - and I'm not talking about parallel parking. Their scenes together are well-written and deftly acted. As they should be, with two of Hollywood's most accomplished pros behind the wheel.
October 23, 2017
Sarah Kernochan supplies an insightful screenplay that deals with illegal immigration, arranged marriage and institutional racism along the way to a touching and cleverly unexpected ending.
October 11, 2017
[It] has its own concerns and addresses them simply and winningly.
August 21, 2017
[Patricia] Clarkson, the ultimate WASP and [Ben] Kingsley, born Krishna Pandit Bhanji, are very good together.
July 28, 2017
Learning to Drive... is a satisfyingly grownup movie. Its stakes are gentle but real. Its characters behave decently yet feel strongly, and their parallel worlds are unfair if occasionally joyous.
December 27, 2016
Kingsley essays both authenticity and humour, but it's often hard to know what's steering the story.
December 27, 2016
Clarkson -- wonderful -- remains one of the least sung and most skilled of America's thinking screen divas.
June 12, 2016
An unremarkable but endearing film.
June 12, 2016
Clarkson, in particular, is spot-on; her character unfolds gradually into the serenity that comes with hard-earned self-sufficiency. And the gentle, low-key humour belies some spiky observations about multicultural America.
June 9, 2016
It's a gentle, uneventful film with a fair amount of charm ...
June 9, 2016
This is a low key but witty and often affecting film with excellent performances from Clarkson and Kingsley.
May 5, 2016
The two veterans work well together, raising the tone of otherwise pedestrian material.
April 2, 2016
A mildly pleasant ride thanks to its amiable leading duo, a gently observant script and some witty little commentaries on America's cultural diversity.
March 12, 2016
Somewhat lucid at times with flourishes of comedy, as enjoyable as individual moments are, it unfolds rather predictably.
January 28, 2016
This isn't just a good film because of the great acting, however, it has a solid romantic story and it touches on some important social issues as well.
October 15, 2015
Director Isabel Coixet's films have, of late, been a dark and sometimes dreary bunch... so it's a relief that her latest Learning To Drive is wryer, sweeter and far less pretentious.
October 7, 2015
Directed by Isabel Coixet, and based on a magazine article by the feminist writer Katha Pollitt, this is a little film but there is a lot of craft in it. To make a movie about human connection that is funny without being mawkish is no small achievement.
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