REVIEW: LEARNING TO DRIVE
OVERVIEW: Academy Award® nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in LEARNING TO DRIVE, the feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life's road blocks. Directed by Isabel Coixet and winner of AARP’s 15th Annual Movies for Grownups® Award for “Buddy Picture of the Year”, LEARNING TO DRIVE will be released on DVD, VOD and Digital HD by Broad Green Pictures Home Entertainment on January 19, 2016. Also starring Jake Weber, Sarita Choudhury and Grace Gummer, the DVD features a special photo gallery.
Wendy (Clarkson) is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for another woman; Darwan (Kingsley) is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.39:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
Widescreen (1.78:1) 16x9
English 5.1 Dolby Digital