‘Learning to Drive’ is worth the trip (Our grade: B)

Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson star in "Learning to Drive."

Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson star in “Learning to Drive.”

Michael Rechtstaffen – Los Angeles Times

Providing a welcome, grown-up escape from all that summer escapism, director Isabel Coixet’s “Learning to Drive” is a richly observed, crosscultural character study that coasts along pleasurably on the strengths of its virtuoso leads.

Freshly dumped by her longtime husband, Manhattan book critic Wendy Shields (Patricia Clarkson) is struggling to take control of the life she thought she knew.

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