Melissa Rose Bernardo reviewed Daisy for EW, giving this latest incarnation a very middling C grade. While she did call Jones and Redgrave’s performances “high-gloss,” she faults the pair for showing “no apparent bond between these supposed best friends.” Bernardo also writes that British Redgrave’s Atlanta accent is “lost in translation.”Alfred Uhry’s drama Driving Miss Daisy has a storied history: The play first launched Off Broadway to much acclaim (and a Pulitzer Prize) in 1987, before being adapted into a 1989 movie starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman that won the Oscar for Best Picture. (Daisy holds the distinction of being the only film based on an Off Broadway production to win Best Picture.) Now, the play has been revived on Broadway in a new production starring James Earl Jones as the crusty chauffeur Hoke and Vanessa Redgrave as the crotchety widow Daisy.
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