Learning to Drive DVD Review

     Actors: Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Grace Gummer
  • Director: Isabel Coixet
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R
  • Studio: Broad Green Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: January 19, 2016
  • Run Time: 90 minutes


            Learning to Drive has a familiar set-up, and it doesn’t take long to figure out where the story is heading. It takes remarkably longer for the film to actually get there, stumbling down the well-worn narrative path, easily distracted by unnecessary and redundant sequences. Boiled down to its essence, Learning to Drive is little more than a short film which has been bloated by repeated sequences pounding the transparent metaphor of the title into audiences’ brains. It is a mild and innocuous; not so much bad as it is bland and forgettable, despite the best efforts from its stars.