Film Review on Driving Miss Daisy
Film Title: Driving Miss Daisy
Year of release: 1989
Director: Bruce Beresford
Leading Actors: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd
Driving Miss Daisy is a heartwarming story about two unlikely friends overcoming prejudice.The main characters of this story Daisy Werthan and Hoke Colburn, portrayed by Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman. Miss Daisy is a wealthy strong-willed woman of Jewish living in Atlanta. The beginning of the plot starts with Miss Daisy reaching an age where she can no longer operate a vehicle, prompting her son Boolie portrayed by Dan Aykroyd to hire a chauffeur for her. The chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, is a patient but equally strong-willed African-American man who cares for Miss Daisy in steadfast and gracious ways. The acting of these three characters really draw you in and make you feel connected to the characters. This amazing story spans the course of twenty five years from the year 1948 to 1973. The story centers on the blooming relationship between Miss Daisy and Hoke. In the beginning Miss Daisy doesn’t trust Hoke and is very wary of him. Over time, however, Hoke wins her over with his dedication, respect, and good graces.
Being the woman she is Miss Daisy has a rather sharp tongue and she’s not afraid to use it to speak her mind. Typically Hoke takes her words with a grin and patience, but occasionally he responds with the truth she may have overlooked. By the end of this story Miss Daisy has become as attached to Hoke as he is to her and they formed a true friendship. As seen in the later scene in the film Miss Daisy experienced a bout of dementia; after gathering herself she turns to Hoke and says, “You are my best friend.” This story ends with Hoke who is now at the age where he can no longer drive himself, visits Miss Daisy on thanksgiving in a nursing home she is now in her 90s, where he feeds her Thanksgiving pie. This story has two major plot themes, one being how...
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