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Driving Miss Daisy Movie Review Summary

Actors: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

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Set in the South, circa World War II, the film focuses on two good friends. One is a black chauffeur, the other is an old white lady he is hired to drive for. Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman display beautiful chemistry together, and their characters prove that people of different races can get along if they take the time to know each other very well.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Teddy




When elderly Southern lady Daisy Werthan (Tandy) climbs into her car, accidentally puts it in reverse, and drives into her neighbor's yard, her son Boolie (Aykroyd) decides she'd better have a chauffeur and hires black Hoke Colburn (Freeman). Sassy Daisy is not exactly prejudiced, but she's very resistant to change. Calm spirit Hoke gradually wins her over, however. Set in 1950s Atlanta, the story arcs across 20 years, skimming through the civil rights era and Martin Luther King's activism, but basically it's the story of how two people come to care for each other. The 1989 film, directed by Aussie Bruce Beresford and written by Alfred Uhry based on his successful play, took 4 Oscars, including Best Film. It's sweet, amusing, and very pleasant.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



Script Analysis of Driving Miss Daisy

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Plot & Themes

Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism! Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   American Black    -   American South

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   servant    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   40's-50's    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American    -   Black american

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   ignorant small town people Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel    -   fort/military installation    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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