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Learning to Drive

Learning to Drive
  • 2015
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Isabel Coixet
  • Cast: Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Grace Gummer, Jake Weber, Sarita Choudhury
  • UK release: 10 June 2016

Darwan (Kingsley) is a Sikh taxi driver in New York City who befriends literary critic Wendy (Clarkson), whose husband has just left her. Small, soulful and touching tale of mid-life friendship and finding yourself again, with both characters given complexity and vulnerability, and wonderful work from Clarkson and Kingsley.

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Learning to Drive

6 Jun 20164 stars

Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley are nicely paired in this endearing drama from Isabel Coixet

A New York based film about divorce, midlife crisis and finding yourself again sounds like a noisy affair. But Spanish director Isabel Coixet’s drama rarely gets hysterical. As quiet as the engine of an electric car, it purrs along on the strength of…

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