Driving Miss Daisy (1989) - Drama

Hohum Score

5

Breathtaking

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

IMDB: 7.4
Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 19 out of 156 found boring (12.17%)

One-line Reviews (54)

That said, I still enjoyed it very much while I watched it– all the performances are wonderful, and the writing is clever.

Only those with dull minds would find this boring.

Tandy and Freeman both deliver excellent performances and the dialogue between the two of them is intriguing and often quite funny.

This is an absorbing, memorable, and deeply moving film.

This is an enjoyable film about an unlikely friendship that spans over two decades.

If someone is looking for an action film, they will not find it in this story, but, boring, it is not - if they look at it from a human and historical standpoint.

The development of story is enjoyable , intelligent , thought-provoking and pretty entertaining .

The performances by the key players make the film very enjoyable.

If you think modern cars are boring, it is worth viewing this film merely for the pleasure of seeing Miss Daisy's succession of cars - beautiful classic models from the late 1940's to the early 1970's - a time when cars truly deserved the title 'automobile'.

I find it interesting that, in arguing against the film's "Hollywood" depiction (not a simplistic, trite moment in the lot, nor a car chase) there is an assumption of what makes for "American" films...

Slow Southern changes with two seniors, and a lesson in history .

Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy were excellent in this movie, as both of them had great chemistry and very entertaining conversations between them.

Bear in mind this is the Deep South of the 1950's and 60's we're talking about here, and the racial attitudes and prejudices of that time make for fascinating background -- as does the whole general culture, which I believe was well portrayed.

"Driving Miss Daisy" is an enjoyable movie.

Looking for a great, in-yer-face fast-moving action THRILLER?

True, it is slow, but very enjoyable for those who would live to savor a good movie.

Take an intense and flawless performance by Jessica Tandy (80-years-old when the movie was released in 1989) and a charming and slyly witty performance by Morgan Freeman (closing in on his fifties)--she a rich Jewish lady of the South, high-toned, spoiled, stubborn to a fault, he a black illiterate chauffeur, wise, patient and in need of a job--and we have the basis for a profound character study.

The problem is that the characters are basically a bit one dimensional for us to see anything exciting: Jessica Tandy does irascible for half the movie and then irascible with a heart of gold for the second half, Dan Ackroyd pretty much does exasperated the whole time and Morgan Freeman is mostly reduced to saying `yes suh` to whatever anyone says to him (which is, needless to say, a huge waste of his talents) And the story...

Despite her own experiences with anti Semitic prejudice, Daisy has lived her life immersed in a world where blacks have long been considered inferior and is bigoted herself, though she is of course quite oblivious to the fact.

The result is a cleanly executed, lyrically fashioned phrase that is as engaging along the way as it is rewardingly resolute at it's sweet conclusion.

Slow-moving film, only saved by two lead actors' performances .

There a touch comic relief here and there, and a steady plot that you will find entertaining.

Anyways, this is a pointless to watch film, and surely, you won't miss anything not watching it.

A very enjoyable look in the 50s American South , with a deep message : human relations are the longest , most beautiful journey there is ...

This movie dragged on longer than any other movie I have ever seen.

He is so completely immersed in every role that it's impossible to even tell he's acting.

Like your elderly and eccentric uncle or aunt who may gracefully stumble and sternly stammer their gradual way around the bend, they provocatively engage, entertain and sometime irritate us with unpredictability until we are reminded, with an unexpected word or raised eyebrow, that they've lived longer, seen more and know better.

It's boring - "Daisy" runs only a little over 90 minutes, and makes the most of every one of them.

It has a clunky contrived rhythm about it that doesn't make anything believable.

It has a very simple plot, but its very intriguing and you get to like and be interested with the characters.

This film is leisurely paced, but I wouldn't call it slow, and I found it to be a rather relaxing film to watch as a result.

Entertaining, poignant and heart-warming .

Above and beyond the dynamics of an unlikely friendship that evolves between the two principals here, I thought the film was an absorbing examination of discrimination that was still taking place back in the late Fifties and early Sixties.

If you think modern cars are boring, it is worth viewing this film merely for the pleasure of seeing Miss Daisy's succession of cars - beautiful classic models from the late 1940s to the early 1970s - a time when cars truly deserved the title 'automobile'.

"Driving Miss Daisy" is a touching film with two very different characters coming together to make for a fascinating relationship.

Riveting , plenty of sense and sensibility musical score by Hans Zimmer.

Its plodding plot line confirms what I bet most African Americans suspect is their propositional status with Jews: We're all in this together as long as you dusky folk know your place.

This was an original, touching, and an overall amazingly acted and entertaining movie.

One unexpected surprise in this movie is Dan Akroyd.

Several good performances just about save it from being rather trite and sentimental .

What Driving Miss Daisy is at it's finest is a study of two very original and fascinating characters.

)Take an intense and flawless performance by Jessica Tandy (80-years-old when the movie was released in 1989) and a charming and slyly witty performance by Morgan Freeman (closing in on his fifties)--she a rich Jewish lady of the South, high-toned, spoiled, stubborn to a fault, he a black illiterate chauffeur, wise, patient and in need of a job--and we have the basis for a profound character study.

Sensitive and fascinating movie excellently acted and directed .

Once again, a really BORING movie that is so over-rated the whole thing makes intelligent people laugh.

I was naturally reluctant to pick this movie out of the possible thousands of well-known 'classic's I have not had the fortune to behold – and thereafter judge or scrutinise following the seemingly over-hyped reminiscence of it, left by the ardent and passionate fans of such work; But now after watching it, to me its come to light that this film is much more than the pretentious banter of an upper-class woman to which her abiding driver must hear.

And, the film is slow and simple--and this is NOT a complaint in the least.

It's worth watching at least once.

Very Enjoyable .

BUT it is a heartwarming rendition of an unusual but genuine relation built on slow burning mutual respect and dignity given an accepted by both lead characters.

It starts off looking like a pretty good comedy, but after the first ten minutes or so, the pace goes incredibly slow, and stays slow for the rest of the film.

Watching her and Tandy's relationship evolve from not caring for one another, to admiration was enjoyable to witness.

Driving Miss DaisyThe writer; Alfred Uhry, has spent a lot on the bonding of the lead characters which is clearly visible and thoroughly moving and entertaining, that clearly stands alone and becomes the highlight of this subtle dramatic feature.

So why not a ten well even though I can enjoy very much friendship stories with a nice dialog, well I felt this one was too sugar coated at some points and kind of predictable of what was going to happen.

Based on a play, and it should've stayed on the stage despite the freedom film gives to driving, it's really stale and bland.