Driving Miss Daisy (Snap Case Packaging)
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- All-new digital transfer
- Two new featurettes: "Miss Daisy's Journey" & "Jessica Tandy: Theater Legend to Screen Star"
- Original 1989 featurette
- Award notes
Top Customer Reviews
At its core, this is the story of an unlikely friendship that shows it's possible to transcend prejudice and appreciate the human being within.
Adapted for the screen from his Pulitzer Prize winning stage play by Alfred Uhry and directed by Bruce Beresford, who previously gave us the remarkable Aussie classic, Breaker Morant (1980), Driving Miss Daisy is one of those films that is a work of art as well as a sociological discovery. Using beautifully constructed scenes carefully observed, Beresford allows us to recall a way of life and a culture that characterized the South during the middle of the last century. Freeman's Hoke Colburn is black; and, as he mumbles, "not all that much has changed" since the days of slavery. He still has to "yes'em" and shuffle his feet and show deference to white folk just to get by. Miss Daisy Werthan herself is rich and very tight with her money. She is also as racially prejudiced as a Dixie sheriff, but blind to her prejudices as she rages against the infirmaries of age.
The movie begins as she loses control of her car and drives it off the road and into a drainage ditch. She is shaken but unharmed. However her driving days are over. Her son Boolie Werthan, played with a fine touch and surprising restraint by comedian Dan Aykroyd, decides to get her a chauffeur. But she will not hear of it.Read more ›
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Loved this movie!!!! From beginning to end I enjoyed every moment. Everyone played their part very well. A must see. Will rewatch it over and over again. A new fave classic for mePublished 2 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Story of a black man chauffeuring a white woman & how they bond & grow old together. Smart, funny & heartwarming. Dan Akroyd is great as her sonPublished 2 days ago by CC Cruz
I've watched this move more than 40 times and I never get tired of seeing it. So much going on and such great actors in every part. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer