Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

The comedy that won a Pulitzer Prize

Blu-ray, 1h 39min
Rating: 7.4
Votes: 93692
Languages: English, Hebrew
Country: USA
Director: Bruce Beresford
Music: Hans Zimmer

Plot outline

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

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Plots

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. - Kenneth Chisholm

An elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta can no longer drive. Her son insists she allow him to hire a driver, which in the 1950s meant a black man. She resists any change in her life but, Hoke, the driver is hired by her son. She refuses to allow him to drive her anywhere at first, but Hoke slowly wins her over with his native good graces. The movie is directly taken from a stage play and does show it. It covers over twenty years of the pair's life together as they slowly build a relationship that transcends their differences. - John Vogel

Daisy Werthan, an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta, is determined to maintain her independence. However, when she crashes her car, her son, Boolie, arranges for her to have a chauffeur, an African-American driver named Hoke Colburn. Daisy and Hoke's relationship gets off to a rocky start, but they gradually form a close friendship over the years, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions. - Jwelch5742