Movie House Memories
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Warner Bros released Driving Miss Daisy to theaters on December 15, 1989. Bruce Beresford directed the film which starred Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, and Dan Aykroyd.
‘Driving Miss Daisy’ Movie Summary
Over 25 years, as the American South changes profoundly, the friendship between a highly independent, eccentric Jewish matron and the stalwart and very patient black widower her son hires as chauffeur endures and deepens, testing the limits of their differences… and similarities.
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Warner Bros released Driving Miss Daisy on December 15, 1989. Bruce Beresford directed the film starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, and Dan Aykroyd.
Surprised Do the Right Thing wasn’t mentioned in the Oscars of 1989 discussion. It was probably the best reviewed film of that year. siskel and ebert fumed that it didn’t get a best pic nominee. Spike Lee still seems bitter about it. many have talked about how the academy went for the safe film about race relations that year. Ironically a kindred spirit of Driving Miss Daisy, Green Book, is an oscar front runner today, while another spike lee movie, blackkklansman, may lose out again.
You have the wrong release date – came out 12/15/89.
That’s what I get for using IMDB!
What do you think of this film, Chris? I think it’s been a bit unfairly maligned over the years(for the reasons mentioned above)
I only saw this film once shortly after it came out. I didn’t care for it much then, but I should revisit it as an adult though.
An important part of this films legacy wasn’t mentioned – The In Living Color skit “Riding Miss Daisy”
Ha! Forgot about that. He gives her just what she needs!