The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van

DVD - 2016
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The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for fifteen years
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,DSS
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Other Standard Identifier: 0043396462939
043396462939
043396471627

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FlaquitaRD
Jan 26, 2021

Good acting and an unusual plot - fans of Maggie Smith will enjoy this one.

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argylex
Dec 14, 2020

Wonderful movie... It's sad to think about getting old and the end of life. This movie proves Maggie Smith is a great actress. See it!

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Mickeymouse2020
Feb 02, 2020

Won't say anything about this film but I don't want to give out spoilers but from my stand point a very intriguing story not to be missed.

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Summerv
Apr 13, 2019

Another movie in which a miserable, rude, self-absorbed adult behaving badly has everyone else tip-toeing around them.

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dirtbag
Jan 25, 2019

This actress is so stunning and she makes this movie.

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Fionaenzo
Nov 30, 2018

I thought this might be hokey, but it turned out to be profound. Upbeat! Loved the authors' dual characters - aren't we all often of two minds? Maggie Smith was fantastic. Enjoyed the neighbors too. Ends on such a high note, was so grateful for that.

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kaytatmain
Aug 18, 2018

Maggie Smith is a true talent. She has made me feel much better about the ending of my story. It shows what people can achieve when they do not judge, help out the less fortunate, and befriend a senior citizen. In Canada they are our true jems in the rough, and I am glad I cared for many in palliative care. They are missed, but never forgotten. Who is yours?

Kayt

LPL_WilliamO Jun 20, 2018

I loved this film, as it's the perfect mix of humor and drama. Maggie Smith is brilliant in her portrayal of Mary, an elderly woman who parks her van in a playwright's driveway and, against his wishes, lives there for fifteen years. Highly recommended!

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Byond
Jun 09, 2018

Titles that come to mind are 'The Man Who Came To Dinner', and 'Down and Out In Beverly Hills' (Bondu Saved From Drowning'). In Albee's 'Delicate Balance' neighbors move in, perhaps until death. The mysterious stranger here is a force of nature, and few would find more than enough of her very appealing. While the backstory might seem to locate the blame with convent experiences, it seems this one was off the beaten path long before that. All sorts of complexities are in the mix. This material started as a magazine article, became a book, then a play, finally this. 'The Making of' feature speaks to that, 'without Maggie Smith this doesn't get made'. If nothing else, this provokes some thought about how much you need to give to the beasties not in your group.

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kpelish
May 29, 2018

Maggie Smith is her usual bad-ass self and burnishes this film into something more interesting than a writer's musings. Raises good questions about autonomy, independence, grace and history, community, and aging in place--even if that place turns out to be a van. The English trait of tolerating eccentricity helps this film work.

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gsoone
Sep 07, 2016

The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who "temporarily" parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for fifteen years. 91%/65%

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kpelish
May 29, 2018

Violence: Two young men harass Maggie Smith's character by rocking the van to frighten her.

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