Driving Lessons Reviews

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July 2, 2009
Brock subscribes to the new school of British Imperialism: crafting cozy little trifles that conquer foreigners with preciousness.
March 6, 2008
Driving Lessons is as dull as its title.
September 18, 2007
They say that truth is stranger than fiction, but as we see in most autobiographical coming-of-age films, adolescent truth is just as boring as adolescent fiction.
April 13, 2007
Tpica besteira de cinema independente que se julga mais inteligente e observadora do que na realidade. O surpreendente perceber que, enquanto Walters e Linney apelam para caricaturas, o jovem Grint oferece uma atuao slida e envolvente.
March 1, 2007
Too many alcoholic outbursts and pitiful breakdowns wear down your patience.
December 18, 2006
Writer-director Jeremy Brock has backloaded much of the hero's family conflict into the final scenes, which collapse under the weight.
December 15, 2006
The characterizations and comic situations both seem forced and labored.
December 8, 2006
Will be remembered as the movie in which we got to see Ron Weasley utter the s-word and the f-word (numerous times); drink wine; and hook up with a Scottish hottie who introduces him to Nick Drake and sex (in that order).
November 22, 2006
Driving Lessons runs out of creative gas near the ridiculous end.
November 18, 2006
... the film hardly resonates five minutes after it's over.
November 17, 2006
Barely worth the trip.
November 16, 2006
Depressingly symptomatic of the kind of film that constitutes 'art house cinema' these days.
November 14, 2006
For his feature directorial debut, screenwriter Jeremy Brock ("Mrs. Brown") has chosen from a chapter of his own life to tell a story that is as charming and eccentric as it is unsurprising and implausible.
November 10, 2006
It's an exercise in calculated high-quirk in which the most egregious forms of stereotyping -- particularly along gender and religious lines -- attempt to pass for 'human' behaviour.
November 10, 2006
Yes, the metaphor is that ham-fisted, as Ben's newfound confidence manifests itself partly in his willingness to chauffeur Evie around, although he's only a student driver.
November 10, 2006
[Brock] sticks to the inspirational formula of contemporary English sentimental comedies: that real life has little relevance.
November 9, 2006
Veers all over the place in tone, especially in the scenes with Linney, who seems so much like a part of a different movie that I almost feel like she should only be mentioned in a different review.
November 3, 2006
Grint and Walters do their best with writer-director Jeremy Brock's uneven material, carving out a good scene here and there. The movie has nowhere to go though.
November 3, 2006
A soft-edged little movie. It also wants to be more idiosyncratic than it is. Which would be fine if the movie were moderately charming, funny or clever. It really isn't.
November 3, 2006
That's not exactly a novel premise, which may explain why this British coming-of-age story inspires too little excitement.
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