Miss Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow, wants to keep her independence, but cannot get car insurance. Her son employs an African-American chauffeur for her .. and this is in the 1940s in the American South. While Miss Daisy insists that she is not prejudiced, the relationship is often rather strained, but over the years it gradually develops.
Jessica Tandy is excellent in the title role, which she filmed when she was 80 according to the brief ‘making of’ extra. During the course of the movie she starts as a sprightly woman of 70 and eventually is frail, approaching 90. She is believable as both.
Not much action, or indeed plot… but a wonderful, character-driven gentle film that was engrossing. My only problem was that the accents were so strong that I could not understand a lot of the dialogue; it didn’t matter too much, but was frustrating at first; the DVD did not offer subtitles.