The Lady In the Van

The Lady In the Van

By Nicholas Hytner

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2015-11-13
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Director: Nicholas Hytner
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  • Awards:
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 0.99
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Description

Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by a magnificent Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins “temporarily” parks her van in Alan Bennett’s (Alex Jennings) London driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett to create this rare and touching portrait.

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Reviews

  • It was alright.

    3
    By J.A. Becerra
    Good to see Maggie making charming characters.
  • Artist

    2
    By Ajkdjkf
    Maggie Smith is a great actress- and so was the other guy. But the story was bland and super bland. Disappointed with story line and ending
  • Wonderful and thought provoking

    5
    By YOGO78
    Maggie Smith is brilliant, left me in tears
  • MAGGIE SMITH FABULOUSNESS

    5
    By Possibly a Anjali Fan-Boy
    Maggie Smith is an amazing actress who plays the role of Mary/Margaret so incredibly well. I love this movie so so so much!
  • GREAT FUNNY AT TIMES

    5
    By SHORTBIGMUSCLED
    Don't pay attention to any of the negative reviews. Wonderful script great actors especially Maggie Smith absolutely Brilliant and she should've been nominated for an Academy award and won!! Boring!! Nah!! Don't think so!!! I'm buying this. Especially looking forward to the iTunes Extras.
  • Delightful, Splendid.

    5
    By Sean Cairne
    I wish it ran longer, I loved every minute of it. Truly lovely. A well spent evening. Now I’m going to tell everyone I know they just must watch - no- experience this brilliant movie. Thank you very very much.
  • An Over-baked Cake

    2
    By Storylvr
    This movie was like a cake that stayed in the oven too long. The movie should have ended at least five scenes before it did. Telling a back story at the end of a fairly well done movie ruined it for me.
  • Really hard to watch

    1
    By Lucyapop
    Love the cast, but this movie is a real downer!
  • Awesome

    5
    By Peter Susko
    Maggie smith is da bomb.
  • A poignant little film...

    5
    By Sanven
    Maggie Smith plays a wonderfully complex, stubborn, human character in Mary Shepherd — an elderly woman who lived in a van parked, in a driveway, in London, for 15 years. Told very much in the format of a diary, this moving, funny, quirky picture will make you laugh and cry. Wonderful!

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