Saturday, 5 March 2016

THE LADY IN A VAN

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway. —IMDB

A “mostly true” story (according to the titles) that is sweet and amusing. Maggie Smith is excellent, as you would expect, and her character, and that of Alan Bennett’s (whose memoir this is based on), develop nicely. But it is Maggie Smith who is the backbone of the film. The story is ok and deals with issues that are important but are, perhaps, too sanitised to have much impact. THE LADY IN THE VAN was filmed in the actual house where the events took place.


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