Taylor's Review of Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy(1989)
I'm a big Morgan Freeman fan, so I felt compelled to see this one since it's supposedly one of his big movies. I was a little disappointed. The entire cast played their parts very well, but the story line just wasn't original enough to really make this movie a keeper for me. Plus, I'm not all that interested in movies about racial prejudice. I saw Remember the Titans, so I'm good now.
That said, there isn't a whole lot to dislike in this movie. It's got a good message, a great script, and old people spoon-feeding each other pumpkin pie. There's a lot of good in there. That explains why I've never heard a word said against this movie whenever I ask about it. It's nice and sweet. I guess I'm just cynical, cause its innate charm didn't overwhelm me like it has many others.
Lastly, the soundtrack was also very sweet, and in my opinion, also very lame. But that's less a function of Driving Miss Daisy, and more a function of the 80s. Come on. The harpsichord stopped being cool in, like, the 17th century.