Wednesday, October 13, 2010

111. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)


-Did I ever tell you about the first time I ever been outside the state of Georgia?
-No, when was that?
-Oh, a few minutes ago.

What better way to tell the story of the civil rights movement in American than through the eyes of an elderly Jewish widow and her witty black chaeffur? I admit, this movie is a little shortsighted and naive (what about Hoke's family life, does he live at the whims of Miss Daisy?), but it is a pretty beautiful story about how love and true friendship can show up in some very strange and unexpected places.

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