#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur, Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those types of relationships where shunned.
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Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy in a heart-warming, human story
Maybe ‘the Shawshank Redemption’ (1994) (qv) is a bigger, better, more brazen film, with far more pretensions, and is, of course, an excellent film: but I cannot avoid thinking that it is in ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ that Morgan Freeman develops his best rôle, playing so well opposite the unrepeatable Jessica Landry. I have not seen all of Freeman’s films, nor do I wish to. Of those I have seen he is more or less ‘O.K.’ as you might say; What makes ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ work is the human and humane compassion and sympathy flowing between the two lead actors, with Dan Ackroyd, surprisingly, and Esther Rolle both lending a good hand. One might argue that it is ‘only’ an oversweetened sentimental story; be that as it may, the film endeavours to portray the aging relationship between the white Jewish rich woman and her poor black chauffeur throughout 25 years. And Jessica Landry was over eighty years old when she made this film. In this aspect, evidently the film succeeds, as the story itself is really of secondary importance: it is the beautifully filmed scenes and the dialogues which build up to something greater than the story per se. In an age dominated by cinema stuffed with violence, sex, special effects and so on, here is an example without such measures, relying on pure acting and interpretative skills so as to tell a clean simple story. You might well like to compare this film with Lindsay Anderson’s ‘The Whales of August’ (1987) (qv), with an absolutely unrepeatable cast with Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Vincent Price and Ann Sothern: a delicious retrospective piece. ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ was meticulously made, with all those cars of the 50’s and 60’s and the careful scene settings, brought out by excellent photography, and all backed up by what must be Hans Zimmer’s most appropriate and touching score. His score was also good in that tremendous film ‘Thelma and Louise’ as well as in ‘The House of the Spirits’ and ‘Beyond Rangoon’ (1995) (qv). ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ is one of those videos in my collection which I am pleased to blow the dust off and watch yet again: it is still as charming as ever.
Wonderful character studies.
When I first saw this movie on cable-TV several years ago I hadn’t heard much about it. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it took place in and around my home town so that many of the places (mainly street names) mentioned were already familiar to me.
But the main thing I took away from the movie was the interaction between the characters. Hoke (Freeman) was involved throughout the film. Watching him age from about 50 to over 80 years of age was incredible. Kudos to the make-up artists on all the characters. Listening to Hoke relating the stories of growing up a black man in the south was very eye-opening.
Daisy (Tandy) was very set in her ways and resisted any change. But I couldn’t help seeing her point of view most of the time.
Probably my biggest surprise was Daisy’s son Boolie (Aykroyd). I had never seen him in a serious role before and he was terrific. I hope he does more of this type of work in the future.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Director Bruce Beresford
Writer Alfred Uhry (screenplay), Alfred Uhry (play)
Actors Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone
Awards Won 4 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 24 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Lenses and Panaglide Camera by Panavision
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), CineFilm Laboratory, Atlanta (GA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm