imdb). The movie tells an episode in the lives of Tasha and Darwan. Tasha has to deal with a fledging divorce and is restarting her own life. Darwan is an immigrant from India, a Sikh who earns his living as taxi driver & driving instructor. Tasha´s new life needs more mobility and she takes driving lessons, which leads to her with Darwan.
The movie is a melancholic comedy, a philosophical & psychological study about life in New York City, The film touches topics like midlife crisis, divorces, Asian wisdom, learning from different cultures and much more. I could learn something, but also got entertained.
Patricia Clarkson impersonated convincingly the middle-aged woman, who has to find a new begin. I also liked watching Ben Kingsley, who was born as Krishna Bhanji, as a precise and very composed teacher of the art of living.
"Learning to Drive" is a nice break from the usual bluster of the summer blockbusters.