Learning To Drive

Learning to Drive stars Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, who portray two middle-aged characters in the midst of personal “mid-life” crises. Clarkson’s character, Wendy lives in Manhattan and is in the middle of divorcing her husband after he left her for a younger woman. In addition, she must visit her daughter by car despite never having learned to drive. On the other hand, Darwan, played by Kingsley, is about to embark on an arranged marriage but must first learn to understand women. In search of independence, Wendy decides she will learn how to drive after a lifelong residency in Manhattan and chooses to hire Darwan as her driving teacher. The movie is adapted from Katha Politt’s essay, which she wrote after her own marriage…


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