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Driving Lessons

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Plot

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.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.6/10 (6,526 voted)

Critic's Score: 56/100

Director:
Jeremy Brock

Stars: Rupert Grint, Laura Linney, Julie Walters

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.

Cast:

Rupert Grint

Ben Marshall


Fay Cohen

Old Lady 1


Ruby Mortlock

Old Lady 2


Don Wetherhead

Old Man


Laura Linney

Laura Marshall


Oliver Milburn

Peter


Tamsin Egerton

Sarah


Nicholas Farrell

Robert Marshall


Jim Norton

Mr. Fincham


Julie Walters

Evie Walton


Chandra Ruegg

Chandra


Ricky Champ

Tough Looking Man


Rupert Holliday-Evans

Store Manager

(as Rupert Holiday Evans)


Harriet Brock

Child at Campsite


James Brock

Child at Campsite

Taglines:
All Ben wanted was a job. All Evie needed was a friend.



Details

Official Website:
Official site [uk] |
Sony Classics [United States] |

Release Date: 13 October 2006

Filming Locations: Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Opening Weekend: $22,603
(USA)
(15 October 2006)
(8 Screens)

Gross: $238,774
(USA)
(28 January 2007)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

When filming, Rupert Grint was only 16 which meant it was illegal for him to drive (the legal age in the UK is 17), so they had to film his driving scenes in private roads.

Goofs:

Factual errors:
The bird that they look up at isn't a Skylark but a Swallow.

Quotes:

Ben:
I'm not going back!

Evie Walton:
Then, I'll walk!

Ben:
You can't! You're dying!

Evie Walton:
I am not dying.

Ben:
You mustn't be afraid of death.

Evie Walton:
I am not dying!

Ben:
God embraces all who believe in him, for they will have everlasting life.

Evie Walton:
I AM NOT DYING! I MADE IT UP!
[Evie starts walking away from the car]

Ben:
[gets out of the car]
I forgive you!



User Review

Great movie

Rating: 10/10


I just saw this movie at the Tribeca Film Festival and i have to say
that i thought it was amazing. The combination of humor and sincerity
really made the movie worthwhile. The movie was about a seventeen
year-old boy whose mother and father are very religious. The seventeen
year old, Ben, decides to work for a retired actress who teaches him
about girls and driving and life. It is very comical and touching. I
honestly have to say that it is now one of my favorite movies. I
recommend this movie to anyone and everyone. If you didn't catch one of
the showings at the film festival, it's supposed to come out in
theaters later in the year. Please go see it! It is a great film.