Learning to Drive

Learning to Drive

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Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life's roadblocks. Wendy (Clarkson) is a fiery Manhattan book critic whose husband has just left her for another woman; Darwan (Kingsley) is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she's never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unravelling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humour and love in starting life anew.
Starring Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Grace Gummer
Director Isabel Coixet