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Driving Lessons (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 13 October 2006 (USA)
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A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

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Jeremy Brock

Writer:

Jeremy Brock
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Grint ... Ben
Fay Cohen Fay Cohen ... Old Lady 1
Ruby Mortlock Ruby Mortlock ... Old Lady 2
Don Wetherhead Don Wetherhead ... Old Man
Laura Linney ... Laura
Oliver Milburn ... Peter
Tamsin Egerton ... Sarah
Nicholas Farrell ... Robert
Jim Norton ... Mr. Fincham
Julie Walters ... Evie
Chandra Ruegg Chandra Ruegg ... Chandra
Ricky Champ ... Tough Looking Man
Rupert Holliday-Evans ... Store Manager (as Rupert Holiday Evans)
Harriet Brock Harriet Brock ... Child at Campsite
James Brock James Brock ... Child at Campsite
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Storyline

A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She drinks. He drives. Together it's the trip of a lifetime. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Driving Lessons - Mit Vollgas ins Leben See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,603, 15 October 2006

Gross USA:

$239,962

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,250,797
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the making of this film Rupert Grint had not yet passed his driving test and so a driving double had to be used for scenes filmed on public roads. Rupert commented that he failed his test during a maneuver as he forgot to look over his shoulder during the turn in the road. See more »

Goofs

When Evie and Ben are looking at the lake it is flat calm. When the camera looks at them the lake behind has waves. See more »

Quotes

[falling asleep]
Ben: God. Is. love.
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Crazy Credits

Dedication: "For Rod Hall, 1951-2004". See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is the director's cut where in the US version many scenes had to be cut in order to retain a PG-13 rating along with dubbing some F words to "Sod." See more »


Soundtracks

One Door Opens
Written and Performed by Richard Thompson
Produced by BEESWING Music (BMI) administered by Bug Music
Courtesy of Cooking Vinyl, Ltd.
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Exceeded any expectations I had
4 September 2006 | by Mr_AlexSee all my reviews

I saw this tonight with moderate expectations - if Tartan Films have picked up on something and are releasing it the that's generally a good sign, however I'm not normally a fan of Julie Walters, generally disliking her comedy roles (sorry to any fans, but it's a personal thing - I just don't find her funny in comedy).

This was magnificent though - a great performance by all, but Grint and Walters are exceptional! Plenty of laughs, plenty of pathos, great timing and a wonderfully paced film - such a coming of age film wouldn't normally be something I'd expect to like so much but I can't recommend this highly enough - and watch Rupert Grint as he matures into a fine fine actor.


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