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Driving Miss Daisy [VHS]
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on September 14, 2016
This is one of my all-time favorite movies. I cry at the end every single time I watch it. Jessica Tandy is pitch perfect as "Miss Daisy," and Dan Aykroyd is the classic Southern son. The real shocker is that Morgan Freeman looks older in this than he is in real life now - in 2016.

It's a wonderful depiction of racial struggles in the South - an elderly woman who is set in her ways and suspicious of her new chauffeur; a good son who is afraid to change; and a man whose honesty and patience surprises Miss Daisy and eases her toward equality.
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on September 21, 2016
One of the all-time great movies. It is funny, it is oh so human, and it touches your heart. This movie explores the pervasive prejudice that was the state of racial relations in the south during the 50's and 60's, but it does it with humor and tenderness that develops between Miss Daisy and the black man hired to drive her about when she cannot safely operate her own car. Near the end of the movie the now senile Miss Daisy says to Holt, her driver, "You are my best friend." And so he was to the very end. If you have not seen it before, you need to. If you did see it 25 years ago, watch it again. It is worth your time.
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on March 3, 2017
Terrific movie. The performances of Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd are solid. Freeman deserved the Oscar for Best Actor but sadly missed out. The pace of the movie allows for the development of characters, but there's never a boring moment. Due to the story's time period, its natural that the film addresses the issue of racism, however it does it without being preachy. In our current climate of divisiveness, this film helps to heal the divide. The film has many enjoyable moments and a few poignant ones. Picture quality was excellent with Blu-ray format, but less finicky individuals could get by with DVD format. I highly recommend this item and recommend it in Blu-ray format for the best experience.
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on March 1, 2016
What's not to love about this classic? The brilliant Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, and a superb Dan Ackroyd, Patti LuPone and Esther Rolle create unforgettable characters in this American period piece. Especially for those who grew up in the segregated South, like me, this movie is a reminder that in some important ways, the Good Old Days were awful. This is a laugh-and-cry movie that's both fun and haunting, and certainly memorable. Truly a classic.
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VINE VOICEon November 2, 2017
Impressive acting. At times, the movie is humorous and other times sad. Both Freeman and Tandy did an excellent job of portraying their characters. The setting is the Atlanta, Georgia area in the 30s up to the 60s. Miss Daisy is a feisty Jew and Hoke, her unwanted chauffeur, is a relaxed, wise Black man. The story flows smoothly as you follow these characters to their separation as very elderly people, one to a nursing home and the other to retirement.
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on November 7, 2015
One of my favorite films of all time is now available for me 24/7. A friendship/love story that moves beyond all tastes and generations. It is enjoyed by everyone in my family and now I even have it at my fingertips. I watch it on my widescreen smartphone, whenever I desire. I am excessively happy about that!
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on June 10, 2017
A beautiful movie that I never tire of watching. I already had this but unfortunately on VHS so I needed to replace it with DVD. Two of the greatest star in this movie, Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. If you younger viewers aren't familiar with Tandy then you need to be. Miss Daisy's driving skills are faltering and her son hires Freemen to be her chauffeur much against her wishes.
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on December 6, 2016
This is one of my all time favorite movies...don't know how many times Ive watched it; I've lost count. There are two stories intertwined in this film. One is the story of the development of friendship between an aging southern Jewish lady and an aging black man. The other story is about racial equality...more about the sins of omission; about good people who didn't really do much to promote racial equality, rather than about overt racial discrimination. Both stories are told with humor and with pathos...you will literally be laughing at the dialogue while at the same time reaching for the handkerchief...at least that's the way it affects me. Morgan Freeman is one of my favorite actors...and this is his best role in my opinion...the man just climbs into the body of the character, Hoke, and lives the part while making this movie. He was nominated for - and should have won - the Academy Award for best actor. Jessica Tandy deserved the Oscar she won for best actress...her performance is on a par with Freeman's. Dan Aykroyd does a good job too as Miss Daisy's son, Booly. I have nothing but praise for this one...no criticism. Highly recommended!
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on December 17, 2015
Bought this as a gift for someone who watches this on repeat with a VHS. I'm so happy it's available on DVD because she doesn't have a blu ray player, and couldn't care less about how "HD" quality it is. She just wants to be able to watch her movie hundreds of times!
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on October 14, 2013
Covering a span of twenty years in the American South from just after World War II through the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of an elderly Jewish widow and retired teacher (Jessica Tandy), her businessman son (Dan Aykroyd) and her chauffeur (Morgan Freeman). Instead of the strident account it could have been, Driving Miss Daisy slowly, carefully, lovingly follows the evolving relationship between a patrician old woman whose actions do not always match her professed beliefs, and a servant whose grace and patience win out over time. And it all starts with the week it took to convince Miss Daisy to climb into the car for a drive to the Piggly Wiggly grocery store.

Jessica Tandy capped a distinguished career by winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in Driving Miss Daisy, which also took the award for Best Picture. The Blu-ray is a bit soft-focus, but that might have been the intent of cinematographer Peter James, as it fits both the mood of the film and Atlanta's warm and humid environment. In any event, the softness is not detrimental to enjoyment of the film.

With great character development and spot-on performances by the cast, Driving Miss Daisy is an example of "old" Hollywood, taking time to tell a story about people you can care about, and without polemics that require choosing sides. That it was a box office smash and Best Picture of the year only goes to show that the public mood in the late 1980s was accepting of a quiet and low-key presentation, as long as it was a good story well told. And few stories are as well and realistically told as this one.
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