And what the bloody hell is that movie about? The Graduate meets Harold And Maude in this rites of passage comedy with yet another dreary school holiday coming around for the shy and downtrodden Ben (RUPERT GRINT). Seventeen years of living in an absurdly conservative and traditional household with his highly-strung and overbearing mother (LAURA LINNEY) 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 (JULIE WALTERS). 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 behaviour 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?
DRIVING LESSONS is a heartfelt, touching and positively hilarious look at the effect one delightfully eccentric older woman can have on a young man with a lot to learn...
Confirmed cast: Michelle Duncan .... Bryony Tamsin Egerton .... Sarah Rupert Grint .... Ben Laura Linney .... Laura Julie Walters .... Evie
And the RULES OF DOOM! *evil music*
Okay, No one would obey anyways but just in case...
#1: We all obviously wonder when DRIVING LESSONS will be released it the US/UK/CANADA/SWEDEN/LATVIA/CHILE/PERU/JAPAN/CHINA (You name it!) but don´t ask it in gazillion entries, It gets more annoying than Evies lesbian-talk on the bus.
#2: Yeah, sure... We all fangirls are happy to see shirtless Rup but please, let´s ruperv on this comm: do_me_rupert
#3: Spoiler UNDER CUT! Or, unless if you want to be killed by a herd of seriously mad fangirls...
You are the harvest, God's farm of wheat. Birds fly for you, sing for you, each wing a beat of my heart for you, felt for you, my clay feet. I do not sing for you, do not fly for you. I'm not water, I'm not wheat. I would be dove, I would be hawk, your milky breasts my strange meat