Learning to Drive

August 21st, 2015


Learning to Drive

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As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 6.5/10 (577 voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Isabel Coixet

Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Grace Gummer

Wendy (Patrician Clarkson), a self-absorbed New York book critic, is shocked to reality by the sudden end of her marriage. Always dependent on her husband for driving, she must now learn to take the wheel on her own. Her instructor Darwan (Ben Kingsley) is a Sikh Indian who watches with alarm as his pupil falls apart at the seams. He himself is contemplating an arranged marriage with a woman he has never met. As these two lives intersect, both will change in unpredictable ways.

Grace Gummer - Tasha
Ben Kingsley - Darwan
Patricia Clarkson - Wendy
Jake Weber - Ted
Sarita Choudhury - Jasleen
Daniela Lavender - Mata
Matt Salinger - Peter
John Hodgman - Car Salesman
Samantha Bee - Debbie
Avi Nash - Preet
Michael Mantell - Wendy's Father
Jessie Nagpal - Friend of Mata
Jonathan C. Kaplan - ICE Agent (as Jonathan Charles Kaplan)
Bryan Burton - Student Driver
Amelia Fowler - Dollar Store Clerk

Taglines: It's never too late to begin a new adventure.


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Country: USA, UK

Language: English

Release Date: 21 August 2015

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

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Did You Know?

At the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival screening, Patricia Clarkson revealed that her name was attached to this project for nine years and didn't drop out of it because she loved the script. See more »

User Review


Rating: 9/10

I was just looking to see if has been released yet. If I recall correctly at TIFF Patricia, and Sir. Ben mentioned that the movie had been picked up.

All I can say is that you have to see this movie. The dialogue, the banter and the chemistry is truly incredible. It has its serious moments but it also has moments that will have you laughing hysterically.

I am really glad I picked this movie, and I can tell you it was deserving of being the runner up for fan favourite. After the Imitation Game and that is supposed to be an Oscar Shoe in.


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