The Lady in the Van

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: February 5, 2016 - Toronto, Vancouver - February 5, 2016 - Toronto, Vancouver
February 19 - Montreal

DVD: April 19, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.88
based on 16 votes and 8 reviews
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Cast: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent, Frances de la Tour, Roger Allam, Claire Foy


An eccentric homeless woman of uncertain origins, Mary (Maggie Smith), "temporarily" parks her van in Alan’s (Alex Jennings) London driveway and proceeds to live there for the next 15 years.

Over the span of those 15 years, Alan learns that Mary’s past life isn’t quite what he expected.

Based on the memoir and stage play by Alan Bennett, which tells the true story of Bennett’s relationship with the real “lady in the van,” Mary Shepherd.

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Kevin Loader, Damian Jones, Nicholas Hytner
Screenplay: Alan Bennett

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  • 4 stars "Maggie smith is brilliant."
  • 5 stars "Love Maggie"
  • 1 star "Totally stupid.. waste of money."