Take a Vacation From All That Action


Ready for some classy films as a relief from all this summer's hard-action pictures? Just head for your video store. There you'll find two movies which go for more emotional responses than the usual quick thrill, nasty scare and cheap laugh.

"Driving Miss Daisy" (Warner, $92.95, PG) won four 1989 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress (Jessica Tandy). It's a quiet, lovely, humorous and moving adaptation of a play about the relationship between an elderly Southern woman and her black chauffeur (Morgan Freeman) over several years. The plot may be a little predictable--the biggest surprise about "Daisy" is that its subtle charms attracted more than $100 million at the box office--but don't let that keep the 99-minute tape off your rental list. The fine supporting cast includes Dan Aykroyd and Patti LuPone.

"Enemies--A Love Story" (Media, $89.98, R) just came out this week, and not--as you may have read elsewhere--three weeks ago (the release was delayed). Like "Daisy," this 1989 Paul Mazursky film also mixes comedy and drama in a sophisticated manner as it tells about a Holocaust survivor (Ron Silver) who keeps up post-World War II relationships with three women after moving to New York. "Enemies," also stars Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin, Margaret Sophie Stein and Alan King.

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