Driving Us Crazy that this flick won all those Oscars--but then what do you expect? In all fairness, Australian director Bruce Beresford (BREAKER MORANT; TENDER MERCIES) successfully translates playwright-screenwriter Alfred Uhry's loosely autobiographical, Pulitzer Prize-winning play of
the same name to the screen. The simple but compelling story opens in 1948, when Miss Daisy (Jessica Tandy), a wealthy 72-year-old southern Jewish matron who lives in quiet dignity, accidentally backs her Packard into her neighbor's prized garden. Miss Daisy's already frustrated son, Boolie (Dan
Aykroyd), insists that his mother employ the services of a chauffeur. Reluctantly, she ...