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Driving Lessons

Movie information

All Ben wanted was a job. All Eve needed was a friend. Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some thematic material.
Released on:
October 13, 2006 (NY, LA)

Production Companies:
Rubber Tree Plant
Distributors:
Sony Classics

Status: Released

Cast:
Rupert Grint, Laura Linney, Julie Walters, Nicholas Farrell, Oliver Milburn, Michelle Duncan, Tamsin Eggerton

Director: Jeremy Brock

Screenwriter: Jeremy Brock

Genre: Drama, Comedy
About the film:
We first meet Ben (Rupert Grint), a shy, bookish 17-year-old, as he begins a very unpromising summer vacation. While the other kids are out having fun, Ben spends these precious few weeks attending bible classes, having driving lessons with his overbearing and overly religious mother (Laura Linney) and helping out at a local old people's home. It's certainly not his ideal summer but, with a demanding, vigilant mother and a passive vicar for a father, Ben is anything but in control of his own destiny.

Ben's absurdly straitlaced world is turned upside down when he gets a job assisting Evie (Julie Walters), an eccentric retired actress. Vulgar, dignified and childish all at once, Evie enters Ben's life with a cataclysmic force. Suddenly caught between two worlds, Ben starts to gravitate towards his employer's unconventional and often bizarre ways, even though it continually gets him into trouble with his mother.

Evie drafts Ben as her partner in a series of adventures, culminating in a camping trip that turns into a road trip when she cajoles unlicensed Ben into driving her to the Edinburgh Festival. Ben reluctantly ignores his conservative instincts and jumps behind the wheel.

What follows is a journey in which Ben and Evie help each other move forward in their radically different lives, as Ben is forced to confront how he was brought up and who he wants to be.
Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some thematic material.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $22,603 (8 theaters) | Domestic Total: $239,962
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com


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