The Lady in the Van

A mostly true story


The Lady in the Van
Playwright Alan Bennett forms an unexpected bond with 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.

104 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Biographical, Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper, Jim Broadbent, James Corden, Stephen Campbell Moore
Director
Nicholas Hytner
ScreenplayAlan Bennett
MusicGeorge Fenton
CinematographyAndrew Dunn
EditingTariq Anwar
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2015
Produced by BBC Films, TriStar Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild to moderate, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild to moderate, isolated
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
1
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconThe kindness of strangers..
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconDame Maggie 'n buurt-nagmerrie.
10
Cape Times
Frank Scheck quote iconExploring the bonds between life and art.
10
Metacritic.com
16 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
48 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Led by a marvelous performance from Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van wrings poignant, often hilarious insight from its fact-based source material.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconMaggie Smith is unforgettable in (mostly) true dramedy.
15

What the People say

Rottentomatoes users
3981 users
15
Internet
1459 Netizens quote iconDame Maggie as another cranky old bird
14

Average .. 69%

14

Trailer






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