Learning to Drive

As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.

Directed by: Isabel Coixet Melinda Ziyadat Michael S. Chandler
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance,
Production Company: Broad Green Pictures, Lavender Pictures,

Learning to Drive - It's never too late to begin a new adventure. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 21-08-2014
  • Runtime: 105 Minutes
  • Popularity: 8.49
  • Vote Count: 169
  • IMDB Rating: 6.1
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 3,447,633
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Patricia Clarkson - Azwaad Movie Database Patricia Clarkson Wendy
Ben Kingsley - Azwaad Movie Database Ben Kingsley Darwan
Jake Weber - Azwaad Movie Database Jake Weber Ted
Sarita Choudhury - Azwaad Movie Database Sarita Choudhury Jasleen
Grace Gummer - Azwaad Movie Database Grace Gummer Tasha
Avi Nash - Azwaad Movie Database Avi Nash Preet
Samantha Bee - Azwaad Movie Database Samantha Bee Debbie
Matt Salinger - Azwaad Movie Database Matt Salinger Peter
John Hodgman - Azwaad Movie Database John Hodgman Car Salesman
Michael Mantell - Azwaad Movie Database Michael Mantell Wendy's Father
Photo Name Department
Isabel Coixet-Directing Isabel Coixet Directing (Director)
Monika Mikkelsen-Production Monika Mikkelsen Production (Casting)
Thelma Schoonmaker-Editing Thelma Schoonmaker Editing (Editor)
Dan Halsted-Production Dan Halsted Production (Executive Producer)
Sarah Kernochan-Writing Sarah Kernochan Writing (Writer)
Keith Reamer-Editing Keith Reamer Editing (Editor)
Dhani Harrison-Sound Dhani Harrison Sound (Music)
Susan Leber-Production Susan Leber Production (Line Producer)
Susan Leber-Production Susan Leber Production (Co-Producer)
Robert Covelman-Art Robert Covelman Art (Set Decoration)

See Full Cast & Crew of Learning to Drive


> The religious and cultural influence in the modern America. The second film together for the two lead actors and the director. This film characters were well understood and executed with a full details. It is always women filmmakers who do a fine job like this. While the western world is not able to differentiate between Sikhs and the one who they think these people are for just wearing turban, this film comes in handy to educate them. Especially the youths who are yet to grow up and learn what the real world is. No offense, just saying they are lack of the knowledge. A simple drama about two people from two different races. Since they meet very often during the driving lessons, an unexpected bond develops between them and begin to understand each others agony despite their cultural gap. It helps them to re-organise their struggling life, but the relationship is put on a tested when it reached at a certain stage. How they react to it and the plan for the rest of their lives reveals before ending the narration smartly. No twists, but the interesting concept and the choices of the characters makes the film one of the well organised low cost products with a quality of the practical standards. Ben was amazing as usual, and it is his one of the remarkable small roles. Patricia Clarkson too was in a very casual character display as a typical middle-aged American wife going through a crisis. This film reminds me the 'Midnight My Love'. Somewhat similar film yet culturally differentiates. So this film's not about how good the story is, but the society, how it views a person from outside and inside. It is also about the individual characters on how their life transforms with a new friendship and while learning new stuffs to put behind their bad past. This film suit better for the adults because of the theme on them. So I suggest you if you are one to try this wonderful tale. 7/10

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