n African Journal of Psychiatry - Driving Lessons : a 2006 Sony Pictures Classics release, written and directed by Jeremy Brock : movie review

Volume 10, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1994-8220



Ben Marshall (played by Rupert Grint) is trapped in a dysfunctional and fragmented family life. As the son of the local parish vicar, Robert (played by Nicolas Farrell), Ben struggles to form his own identity as a 17 year-old on the verge of adulthood. Ben is caught between the overly religious, controlling and at times bizarre life of his mother, Laura (played by Laura Linney) and that of his father who appears to be a desperately helpless individual torn between his different responsibilities and stuck in his own emotional processes.

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