Driveways

Driveways

Driveways

While helping his mum clean out his late aunt's house, a lonely boy forms a friendship with the grouchy neighbour next door in this indie drama. Stars Golden Globe nominee Hong Chau (Downsizing) and the late, great Brian Dennehy (First Blood).

Kathy (Chau), a single mother, travels with her shy eight-year-old son Cody (newcomer Lucas Jaye), to Kathy's late sister's house which they plan to clean and sell. As Kathy realizes how little she knew about her sister, Cody develops an unlikely friendship with Del (Dennehy) the Korean War vet and widower who lives next door. Over the course of a summer and with Del's encouragement, Cody develops the courage to come out of his shell and, along with his mother, finds a new place to call home. 

201983 minsUSA
DramaFestival & Independent

Driveways / Reviews

Vox

Vox

For me, a film like Driveways is like a firefly caught in a jar, a small light of something like hope that we can learn from one another and love one another, despite whatever storm is raging in the outside world.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

By playing every note sotto voce, “Driveways” denies its lovingly crafted characters the expressive crescendo they deserve.

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Variety

Variety

[An] uncommon and all-too-welcome gift — like some kind of fragile wildflower, emerging tentatively through cracks in the concrete: a film about kindness.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Ahn made an acclaimed debut with the gay-themed film Spa Night, but this new picture marks a change of pace for him and demonstrates his versatility.

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New York Post

New York Post

How rare is it that when a beloved actor dies, we can honestly say they were doing extraordinary work right ’til the end?

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

In the quiet power of “Driveways,” it’s all about what's underneath the surface of these people, the osmosis of meaningful however brief connections.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

On its own, “Driveways” would be a sweet, understated masterpiece, simply told, of human connection. But with the death of longtime distinguished stage and movie actor Brian Dennehy on April 15, director Andrew Ahn allows us to say a proper goodbye to the big fella, who gets the final six minutes of the movie all to himself.

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