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Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who "temporarily" parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives.
Drama - This is a fact-based comedy-drama aimed squarely at older adults.
Fans of Maggie Smith will definitely enjoy since it's more or less a
one-woman show. The co-lead character is a gay man, and there is
some mildly suggestive humor around this and some language, so
parental discretion is advised though kids would not be interested
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 4 S-words; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: A man is hit by a car. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, old lady humor, toilet humor, gay humor.
Roger EbertFull Review Good But for anyone who adores Maggie Smith—which is pretty much everyone these days—they will have quite a satisfying ride with this crusty grand dame behind the wheel.
NY PostFull Review Above Average Smith is a delight — is she ever not? — in "The Lady in the Van,”... Smith's appeal, just, holds together a thin plot...
Rex ReedFull Review Very Good ... a memorable and comedic slice of life that also redefines the word "eccentric.” It puts the tinsel on this year's holiday tree. ...the lady in the van grows on you, like a vine.
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