Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and written by Alfred Uhry. The film stars Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, and Dan Aykroyd.

The movie is about an elderly Southern woman named Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy) who hires Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman), an African-American chauffeur, to drive her through the changes in American society in the three decades following World War II.

It won four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress for Jessica Tandy, Best Adapted Screenplay for Alfred Uhry and Best Film Editing for Jay Cassidy.

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A film adaptation of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy is the story of an elderly Jewish widow, Miss Daisy Werthan, whose son, Boolie has decided that she’s too old to drive herself. He hires a chauffeur for his mother, an African-American man named Hoke Colburn to help her get around. The tug-of-war between the duty-bound driver and his stern and hostile mistress, eventually blossoms into an unlikely, heart-warming friendship that transcends all social convention.