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The Lady in the Van
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The Lady in the Van (2016)

Drama Comedy
103 min.
Release Date
January 15, 2016 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
April 19, 2016 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
103 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for a brief unsettling image

Alan Bennett's adaptation of his commercial and critical West End hit, based on his own bestselling memoir. Dame Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey," the "Harry Potter" franchise) will reprise one of her most-loved stage roles for the big screen, under the direction of Nicholas Hytner. The film tells the true story of Miss Shepherd, an eccentric woman of uncertain origins, who "temporarily" parked her broken down van in Bennett's London driveway… and proceeded to live there... Full synopsis »

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The Lady in the Van is the type of well-reviewed dramedy that reminds you why you should never trust good reviews for British dramedies pulsing with quintessential British British-ness. A movie that lives up to its title and not much else, The Lady in the Van subjects its audience to just under two hours of Maggie Smith being a grinch to people and Alex Jenning playing the type of British character that make women everywhere want to be a with a man from any other country. Full movie review »
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