CINEMATIC BREAKFAST: DRIVING MISS DAISY
Driving Miss Daisy affectionately covers the 25-year relationship between a wealthy, strong-willed Southern matron and her equally indomitable Black chauffeur, Hoke.
In this thought-provoking adaptation of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name, Jessica Tandy plays Miss Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow living in the Deep South who is determined to maintain her independence. However, when she crashes her car, her son Boolie (Dan Aykroyd) decides to hire an African-American chauffer called Hoke (Morgan Freeman). But Miss Daisy is stubborn and their relationship gets off to a rocky start. This beautifully nostalgic film covers over twenty years as Daisy and Hoke observe huge social changes and build a relationship that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions.
Won four Oscars®.
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“This is Tandy’s finest two hours onscreen in a film career that goes back to 1932.”
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone