DRIVING LESSONS

By Jeremy BROCK

KEW MEDIA GROUP (LONDON) - as SALES All rights, World

Comedy - Completed 2005

"Driving lessons" is a heartfelt, touching and hilarious look at the effect one delightfully eccentric older woman can have on a young man with a lot to learn…

    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jeremy BROCK
    • Writer(s)
    • Jeremy BROCK
    • Producer(s)
    • Julia CHASMAN
    • Synopsis
    • The Graduate meets Harold And Maude in this rites of passage comedy with yet another dreary school holiday coming around for the shy and downtrodden Ben (RUPERT GRINT). Seventeen years of living in an absurdly conservative and traditional household with his highly-strung and overbearing mother (LAURA LINNEY) and quiet, mild mannered vicar father have taken its toll on young Ben. While the other kids are out having fun, Ben spends these precious few weeks attending bible classes, having driving lessons with his mother and helping out at a local old people's home.
      However, Ben's world is turned upside down when he's employed by an eccentric retired actress Evie (JULIE WALTERS). Vulgar, dignified and childish all at once, she certainly is not the kind of person Ben expected when searching through the job listings in the stuffy parish magazine, "Hello Jesus". Evie enters Ben's life with a cataclysmic force, whisking him away on a series of adventures from camping, to performing Shakespeare in the garden, to attending the Edinburgh festival - where he finally meets a girl much nearer his own age.
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