Confessions of a Driving Instructor
Driving Instructor is the third in the
"Confessions of" series, and doesn't deviate from the formula. This time, the film chooses the upper class to poke fun at.
Anthony Booth has decided to open a driving school, and his partner
will be Robin Askwith. They are next door to an aristocratic driving
academy, so their work is cut out for them, especially since their
competitor is a
snooty rich Scotsman who has it in for them. Fortunately, the snob's daughter (Lynda Bellingham) fancies Askwith.
Not that it makes much difference. The business, as usual, ends in
disaster. En route, Askwith nails the rich girl, his secretary (Maxine Casson), and
various customers (Suzy Mandel, Sally Faulkner and Chrissy Iddon).
Robin's dotty dad has less
to do than in the two previous films, but manages to join in the
snob-bashing by making a mess
of a pretentious restaurant.
Compared to the earlier entries in the series, this one had a
higher ratio of physical-to-verbal in the humor category, and the
dialogue was not so clever. At this point in the series, Askwith and Booth had
both become caricatures of themselves and the entire joke was
wearing thin. That is not to say it is an utterly bad
film. There are plenty of beautiful naked birds doffing their kits and a comical rugby match
which must be seen to be believed. But Driving Instructor is definitely a step down from the first two
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:
As the series headed downhill, this
one was just for diehard fans.
- Lynda Bellingham shows her left breast.
- Maxine Casson, Suzy
Mandel, Sally Faulkner and Chrissy Iddon do full frontal.