Mini Review - Learning To Drive

Learning To Drive (out Oct 8) brings together two unlikely characters in need of each other. Darwan (Ben Kingsley) is an Indian-born American who works two jobs to make ends meet. Wendy (Patricia Clarkson) is a renowned book critic in need of driving lessons. It's a film that feels insignificant. There are glimpses of promise but we never get to know the characters well enough to care for them. Grade: C+.