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Driving Miss Daisy

Reviewed by: Ryan Kelly

Moral Rating: Better than Average
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: 12 to Adult
Genre: Drama
Length: 99 min.
Year of Release: 1989
USA Release:

Have you ever wanted to sit down and enjoy a nice and heartwarming film, suitable to let your kids watch, but can only find movies featuring raunchy situations or dispicable language? Our family is often in this predicament, and we were very happy to find that the film “Driving Miss Daisy” (starring Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, and Dan Akroyd) fit our desired criteria.

“Driving Miss Daisy” is about a Southern, Jewish, Senior who, after getting into a car wreck, finds she needs to have a permament chauffer. Jessica Tandy is Miss Daisy Wortham, capping off her career with an Oscar winning performance. Morgan Freeman was also nominated for Best Actor for his performance as Hoke, the black chauffer.

The original crusty relationship between Miss Wortham and Hoke slowly melts away as the movie progresses and each person gets older, eventually leading to a precious and lasting friendship.

“Driving Miss Daisy” is set in the 50s through the 70s, and shows the South in its progression to accepting the black people. There is no objectionable content in the film, and profanity is seldom and mild.

“Driving Miss Daisy” won the Oscars Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Screen play in 1989. It is truly a heartwarming film to see with you and your children!

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