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Driving Miss Daisy Reviews

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September 25, 2016
Fresh, and charged with life, this dramedy from the celebrated stage play is given a successful film release.
Taut drama, fresh humor, Tandy, Freeman and Ackroyd are perfect as the starchy, driving matriarch, supported by the long suffering chauffeur and her son.
Brilliantly nuanced, they keep each other on their toes.
The ending could have been given more strength, depth and emotional resonance, but sufficient as given.

A powerful play given new life as a movie.

4 out of 5

4 of 5
September 21, 2016
Winner of 4 Oscars (including Best Picture), "Driving Miss Daisy" is a must-see film; outstanding acting (Jessica Tandy won Best Leading Actress), convincing makeup (won Best Makeup), neat settings, & a great story (won Best Adapted Screenplay) of mutual friendship that develops between two different people. One of the greatest films of the 1980s & the 20th Century!
August 20, 2016
Fantastic film! Jessica Tandy gives a multilayered performance. Freeman and Tandy play off each other perfectly. Between bickering and the films beautiful conclusion, its clear these two had rare chemistry.
August 11, 2016
It took me forever to finally watch this. This movie is fuckin jokes but also just a nice story.
½ July 15, 2016
Un guión encantador, grandes actuaciones, personajes completos y un hermoso mensaje.
Prácticamente es una verdadera joya.
Super Reviewer
½ July 15, 2016
Why this movie won so many Oscars is something that escapes me, considering how it has such an annoying, poorly-paced plot that forces us to endure an unbearable old lady and feels tremendously episodic trying to span 25 years with skips in time that are never fluid.
½ June 20, 2016
Basada en la obra ganadora de un Pullitzer de Alfred Uhry, Driving Miss Daisy nos cuesta la relación existente entre una adinerada mujer, muy testadura, de carácter fuerte y con los valores tradicionales de una mujer del sur, Daisy (Jessica Tandy) y su chofer, un hombre afroamericano, quién también es bastante obstinado, pero atiende a la Srta Tandy con todo el amor posible; Hoke (Morgan Freeman). Ambos rompen molde, ella por ser una mujer descendiente de alemanes judíos y él por el color de su piel, en una sociedad aún bastante prejuciosa. No obstante, ambos entrados en años, se apoyan mutuamente desarrollado una entrañable amistad. Con Dan Aykrod.
½ May 5, 2016
Una estimulante historia de amistad a traves de los años en cuatro ruedas. Estupendas actuaciones y adaptacion de epoca.
March 30, 2016
Pues está bien claro, pero algo exagerada para mejor pelicula.
March 17, 2016
I actually come across Driving Miss Daisy because one of the teachers from my school talked about it and said that it's on Netflix. So I looked it up in Rotten Tomatoes, and it got my interest of it. Driving Miss Daisy is a classic movie that would be remembered for a long time even though it already has been remembered. Morgan Freeman acts a bit different than his recent films which is really cool, and whenever he laughs, I just can't help but smile and laugh. Jessica Tandy plays a stubborn old woman pretty well that sometimes make me mad, but also a laugh at times. The chemistry between the two main characters are really good, and the conversations they have are pretty interesting to listen to, even if it's frustrating at times which makes sense form the main girl. The movie is relatively short which I'm glad consider with how simple the premise is. The screenplay is really good, and it's very interesting. Driving Miss Daisy is a wonderful film that shows that even small films can be memorable for a long time.
½ March 17, 2016
While Driving Miss Daisy isn't what i call a best picture winner, since there were more deserving movies that came out that year, but the movie shouldn't get hate just for that.

The movie is sweet, charming and heartwarming. This is the kind of film that granny's go to watch and after it's over their something like "That was nice". Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy were excellent in this movie, as both of them had great chemistry and very entertaining conversations between them.

It dose get kind of dull at times and i do wish the films pasting was a bit better, but that's just me. I say it's worth checking out, because there's plenty of things to like and appreciate in this movie.
½ March 9, 2016
What the film says is sentimental and moving, but if the Academy wanted to award Best Picture to a movie that touches on race, then they should have chosen Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing."
½ December 31, 2015
Lovely Movie with Mr. Freeman ! A pleasure to watching relax ...Bit Drama but most off all Friendship ! SOMDVD
December 13, 2015
A sweet and simple film about an unlikely friendship, Driving Miss Daisy is worth seeing just for Morgan Freeman's joyful and dedicated performance as Hoke. There are some corny moments and some attempts at examining social issues of the past, but the most interesting and amusing part about the film is its two leads.
½ November 11, 2015
A wonderful film with two masters: Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. It's just a nice, slow, heartwarming and kinda sad story. Without Tandy and Freeman this might be a dud, but they are both very watchable. Just don't expect a whole lot of action or depth. This is more of an emotional film
September 2, 2015
Just seen it again,very good !
½ August 17, 2015
The acting of Driving Miss Daisy is the highlight here from Freeman knocking it out of the park, to Tandy in a her best performance, and not to forget Ackroyd coming out of nowhere for a rare dramatic turn that complements wonderfully to the rest of the production. The message of the film has a light feel good vibe to it even though it's about age info and racism in the south from the 1950's thru the 1970's. The tone stays constant and doesn't let up even though you may feel a little underwhelmed at the anticlimactic ending.
August 6, 2015
"Driving Miss Daisy" is a classic film directed by Bruce Beresford. The cast is lead by Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. The film takes place in a time when African American's were still unfairly treated. Despite the law, the blacks were not allowed to vote, and many of them were looked down upon by many whites. Daisy Werthan (Tandy) is an old Jewish women living during this time. One morning, Miss Daisy backed her car too far back, revoking her drivers license. Her son, wishing the best for her, hires a gentlemen to drive her wherever she desired. Hoke Colburn (Freeman) gladly excepts the offer. Miss Daisy however, does not take kindly to him at first, but over time, a meaningful friendship is developed.

In this classic film, Morgan Freeman gives possibly the best performance of his career. His character is witty and charming, and Freeman shines in the role. Next to him is Jessica Tandy, who also gives a remarkable performance. Ultimately, the films strength comes from these two characters. As previously stated, this was a time when African American's were still viewed as lower than white men and women. This film breaks down that boundary, resulting in a heartwarming film that touches the soul.

"Driving Miss Daisy" is a wonderful film from start to finish. Morgan Freeman is fantastic as Mr. Hoke, giving possibly his best performance in a film. The script, story, and characters are wonderful, funny, and charming. This is a film that everyone should watch. It's an important story, full of emotion and humor. One could say it's a masterpiece, and i think you'd be right. It is a classic masterpiece, and it deserved every award it got.
July 29, 2015
What makes Driving Miss Daisy such a wonderful film is its simple, yet sweet, story!
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