Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry, Driving Miss Daisy affectionately covers the 25-year relationship between a wealthy, strong-willed Southern matron (Jessica Tandy) and her equally indomitable Black chauffeur, Hoke (Morgan Freeman). Both employer and employee are outsiders, Hoke because of the color of his skin, Miss Daisy because she is Jewish in a WASP-dominated society. At the same time, Hoke cannot fathom Miss Daisy's cloistered inability to grasp the social changes that are sweeping the South in the 1960s. Nor can Miss Daisy understand why Hoke's "people" are so indignant. It is only when Hoke is retired and Miss Daisy is confined to a home for the elderly that the two fully realize that they've been friends and kindred spirits all along. The supporting cast includes Esther Rolle as Miss Daisy's housekeeper and Dan Aykroyd as Miss Daisy's son, Boolie (reportedly, playwright Uhry based the character upon himself). Driving Miss Daisy won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress (Jessica Tandy), Best Screenplay (Uhry), and Best Makeup (Manlio Rochetti).~Hal Erickson
Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, and Dan Aykroyd are great. This is Freeman's breakthrough film that placed him, justifiably so, in the top rank of film actors. The entire cast is great with kudos to the three leads. This is a top notch production all the way. The Blu-ray looks and sounds *great* -- better than in the film's theatrical run and better by far than any previous home video release. For story and character development -- this is a top notch film.
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Excellently portrays the relationship between a retired school teacher and her black driver during the civil rights movement. Characterizations of that era, from set design to costumes are extraordinary. Dan Akroyd proves his acting chops, and Morgan Freeman is, as expected, believable and character driven. Jessica Dandy excels in her character of a wealthy Jewish woman coming into realization that the world needs to change, and becomes does her best to change with it. Excellent movie.
Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman give memorable performances as two people in the Old South on opposite sides of the social spectrum. Seeing how their respect for one another and their friendship develops over a period of time is inspirational.