Driving Miss Daisy PG

The funny, touching and totally irresistible story of a working relationship that became a 25-year friendship.
Driving Miss Daisy
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DVD Features:

  • Special Features include:
  • Miss Daisy's Journey: From Stage to Screen Jessica Tandy: Theater Legend
  • Original 1989 Featurette
  • Commentary by director Bruce Beresford
  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 4, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Digipak
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 - Spanish
    • Dolby Surround - English
    • Dolby Surround - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette
    • Audio Commentary
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
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Produced by &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Did you have the air-conditioning checked' I told you to have the air-conditioning checked."--Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy) to Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman)
"I had the air-conditioning checked. I don't know what for. You never allow me to turn it on."--Hoke
"Hush up!"
  - Daisy
"You're my best friend."--Dasiy
"No... go on, Miss Daisy."--Hoke
"No, really, you are... You are."--Daisy
  - Hoke

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1989 - Best Actress: Jessica Tandy
Academy Awards 1989 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Alfred Uhry
Academy Awards 1989 - Best Makeup
Academy Awards 1989 - Best Picture

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh81%

Total Count: 62


User Ratings: 53,640
It romanticizes, rather than challenges the racial power politics it presents. Full Review
Sep 11, 2019
Rating: A -- Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman give exceptional performances Full Review
Entertainment Weekly
Jan 6, 2014
Rating: 4.5/5 -- Fine acting, subtle direction, good writing, in fact, a film for everyone to appreciate and enjoy. Full Review
At the Movies (Australia)
Jan 25, 2017
For all the artistry in the background and behind the camera, Driving Miss Daisy is ultimately an acting showcase. And its stars are ultimately responsible for the delight it creates. Full Review
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Feb 19, 2019
Rating: 2.5/5 -- All the good in this film ends up being shipwrecked by a cloying, but predictable, ending. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
Feb 28, 2018
Rating: 3.5/4 -- One of the year's best films, a rarity in that a play has been successfully transferred to film without having the dialogue seem "written." Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Jan 26, 2015
...Freeman and Tandy have their own performer's pride, and that transfers to their characters....The disciplined yet intuitive way in which these actors connect is a model of ensemble performance...
Los Angeles Times
Jan 12, 1990

Description by OLDIES.com:

Alfred Uhry's moving Pulitzer Prize-winning play became 1989's Academy Award-winning Best Picture. Driving Miss Daisy tells of genteel but strong-willed Atlanta matron Daisy (Best Actress Oscar winner Jessica Tandy) and her patient but equally determined chauffeur Hoke (Morgan Freeman). Hoke Colburn sits in the front seat with his hands on the steering wheel, but the driver's seat is behind him. That's where Miss Daisy sits. She doesn't want a chauffeur and she won't give in. Neither will Hoke. For two people so different, they have a lot in common. And the bumpy road they travel ultimately leads to the friendship of a lifetime.

Product Description:

Director Bruce Beresford's affinity for the subtleties of southern life is apparent in this adaptation of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Starring Jessica Tandy as Daisy Werthan and Morgan Freeman as Hoke Colburn, the film opens in late-1940s Atlanta. Since Miss Daisy is becoming a menace behind the wheel, her son, Boolie (Dan Aykroyd), ignores her protests and hires Hoke, a black chauffeur. When the feisty matron decides to resist necessity and walk to the store, the equally stubborn chauffeur follows her in her car. As he says to Boolie, "I used to rassle hogs down to the ground...ain't nary a hog got away from me yet." But Hoke's methods are gentleness and patience, and as the years elapse in his ongoing tug-of-war with the temperamental Daisy, she begins to tacitly acknowledge his wisdom. When she expresses annoyance over the demands of the nascent civil rights movement, Hoke points out to the Jewish woman the similarity between the attack on her synagogue and Klan attacks on black churches. But it is only after many years together that they can finally admit to the depth of the friendship they have shared. The two stars give unforgettable performances, and Beresford's direction is a model of restraint.

Plot Synopsis:

Adapted from Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, DRIVING MISS DAISY tells the tale of the reluctant friendship between Daisy Werthan, a willful, wealthy Southern woman, and Hoke Colburn, her stoic black chauffeur.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 15, 1989.
  • Shot in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • DRIVING MISS DAISY received 8 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Actor--Morgan Freeman, Best Supporting Actor--Dan Aykroyd. The film won 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress--Jessica Tandy, Best (Adapted) Screenplay.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 3,929
  • UPC: 883929105359
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