Driving Lessons (2006)

Driving Lessons
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 38mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Foreign
Keywords coming-of-age, dramedy
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
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David Katznelson Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jay Maidment Photography Stills Photographer 120835 6000002
Trevor Waite Editor n/a 172 7000001
Algi Sloane Location Manager n/a 193 5000003
Konrad Jay Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Alexandra Ferguson Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Jeremy Brock Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Tim Wellspring Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
John Renbourn Original Music Music 120838 8000001
Clive Carroll Original Music Music 120838 8000002
Robin Fraser Paye Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Chrissie Baker Makeup Designer n/a 447 13000002
Colin Nicolson Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Susan D'Arcy Publicity n/a 120789 29000001
Sandra Frieze Dialogue Coach n/a 538 12000001
Priscilla John Casting n/a 179 10000001
Amanda McArthur Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Bridget Menzies Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
John Reid Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Alessandro Camon Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Edward R. Pressman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Jim Norton Actor Mr. Fincham 1 1000007
Oliver Milburn Actor Peter 1 1000008
Annabelle Actor Trendy Mum 1 1000009
Rose Keegan Actor Emma Pagent 1 1000010
Michelle Duncan Actor Bryony 1 1000006
Tamsin Egerton Actor Sarah 1 1000005
Julie Walters Actor Evie Walton 1 1000002
Laura Linney Actor Laura 1 1000003
Nicholas Farrell Actor Robert 1 1000004
Rupert Evans Actor Store 1 1000011
Chandra Ruegg Actor Chandra 1 1000012
Jeremy Brock Director n/a 2 2000001
Julia Chasman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Robert Jones Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Iain McColl Actor Policeman 1 1000017
Surinder Duhra Actor Driving 1 1000016
John Yule Actor Manager 1 1000013
Jordan Young Actor Receptionist 1 1000014
Rita Davies Actor Mrs Robottom 1 1000015
Rupert Grint Actor Ben Marshall 1 1000001
Synopsis
Shy and downtrodden Ben dreads yet another dreary school holiday coming around. Seventeen years of living in an absurdly conservative and traditional household with his highly-strung and overbearing mother and quiet, mild mannered vicar father have taken its toll on young Ben. While the other kids are out having fun, Ben spends these precious few weeks attending bible classes, having driving lessons with his mother and helping out at a local old people's home. However, Ben's world is turned upside down when he's employed by an eccentric retired actress Evie. Vulgar, dignified and childish all at once, she certainly is not the kind of person Ben expected when searching through the job listings in the stuffy parish magazine, "Hello Jesus". Evie enters Ben's life with a cataclysmic force, whisking him away on a series of adventures from camping, to performing Shakespeare in the garden, to attending the Edinburgh festival--where he finally meets a girl much nearer his own age. Evie's unconventional and often downright bizarre behavior challenges Ben's beliefs, and forces him to confront the very idea of who he wants to be. Then, when it seems that his new-found freedom is about to be taken away, Ben has to suddenly choose; should he continue to conform, or break out and live his life as his own man?