Driving Miss Daisy

Freeman, Morgan

SKU: 883929265060

UPC 883929265060
Release Date 2013-01-08
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 1
Length 99
Format Color
Synopsis Director Bruce Beresford's affinity for the subtleties of southern life is apparent in this adaptation of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Starring Jessica Tandy as Daisy Werthan and Morgan Freeman as Hoke Colburn, the film opens in late-1940s Atlanta. Since Miss Daisy is becoming a menace behind the wheel, her son, Boolie (Dan Aykroyd), ignores her protests and hires Hoke, a black chauffeur. When the feisty matron decides to resist necessity and walk to the store, the equally stubborn chauffeur follows her in her car. As he says to Boolie, I used to rassle hogs down to the ground...ain't nary a hog got away from me yet. But Hoke's methods are gentleness and patience, and as the years elapse in his ongoing tug-of-war with the temperamental Daisy, she begins to tacitly acknowledge his wisdom. When she expresses annoyance over the demands of the nascent civil rights movement, Hoke points out to the Jewish woman the similarity between the attack on her synagogue and Klan attacks on black churches. But it is only after many years together that they can finally admit to the depth of the friendship they have shared. The two stars give unforgettable performances, and Beresford's direction is a model of restraint.Adapted from Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, DRIVING MISS DAISY tells the tale of the reluctant friendship between Daisy Werthan, a willful, wealthy Southern woman, and Hoke Colburn, her stoic black chauffeur.Theatrical release: December 15, 1989. Shot in Atlanta, Georgia. DRIVING MISS DAISY received 8 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Actor--Morgan Freeman, Best Supporting Actor--Dan Aykroyd. The film won 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress--Jessica Tandy, Best (Adapted) Screenplay....Funny and touching......Small and pure and healthily skeptical....[Tandy] has never had a role of a richness and humor to match Miss Daisy, and she brings to it her mastery...Did you have the air-conditioning checked? I told you to have the air-conditioning checked.--Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy) to Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman) I had the air-conditioning checked. I don't know what for. You never allow me to turn it on.--Hoke Hush up!--Daisy Hoke?--Daisy Yes'm.--Hoke You're my best friend.--Dasiy No... go on, Miss Daisy.--Hoke No, really, you are... You are.--Daisy Yes'm.--Hoke...Freeman and Tandy have their own performer's pride, and that transfers to their characters....The disciplined yet intuitive way in which these actors connect is a model of ensemble performance...
Cast Bruce Beresford (Director)
Dan Aykroyd (Star)
Esther Rolle (Star)
Patti LuPone (Star)
Jessica Tandy (Star)
Morgan Freeman (Star)
David Brown (Executive Producer)
Alfred Uhry (Screenwriter)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: All-New Featurette Things Are Changing: The Worlds of Hoke & Miss Daisy: A look at race relations in our country's past Plus Commentary by Director Bruce Beresford, Writer Alfred Uhry and Producer Lili Zanuck 3 Vintage Featurettes Theatrical Trailer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Feature Film Comedy
Attribute Video and Book,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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