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Lady in the Van / [videorecording].

by Smith, Maggie; Broadbent, Jim; Hammond, Clare; Fenton, George; BBC Concert Orchestra; Parker, James (James Edward); Jennings, Alex [narrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures, 2016Edition: Widescreen ed.Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Bennett, Alan, 1934- -- Drama | Authors -- Drama | Homeless women -- Drama | Interpersonal relations -- Drama | London (England) -- Drama | Comedy filmsGenre/Form: Drama. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.Online resources: View cover art
Production Credits: Director, Nicholas Hytner.
Cast: Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, Clare Hammond, George Fenton, Bbc Concert Orchestra, Alex Jennings, Jamie Parker.Summary: 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.Review: "The joy of the film comes in watching Smith work her magic."--Toronto Star.Review: "It's Smith's eccentric oldster who is the film's driving force, and the 80-year-old actress doesn't disappoint. Not surprisingly, she fully exploits the humor in her character's bizarreness."--Hollywood Reporter.Review: "A grandly ornery Maggie Smith is the chief draw in this slight, innocuously enjoyable adaptation of Alan Bennett's memoir."--Variety.Review: "It's about the boundless talents of Maggie Smith, sometimes chewing up the screen, sometimes saying volumes simply by sitting very, very still, with a perfectly perfect expression on her face."--Chicago Sun-Times.
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Director, Nicholas Hytner.

Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, Clare Hammond, George Fenton, Bbc Concert Orchestra, Alex Jennings, Jamie Parker.

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.

"The joy of the film comes in watching Smith work her magic."--Toronto Star.

"It's Smith's eccentric oldster who is the film's driving force, and the 80-year-old actress doesn't disappoint. Not surprisingly, she fully exploits the humor in her character's bizarreness."--Hollywood Reporter.

"A grandly ornery Maggie Smith is the chief draw in this slight, innocuously enjoyable adaptation of Alan Bennett's memoir."--Variety.

"It's about the boundless talents of Maggie Smith, sometimes chewing up the screen, sometimes saying volumes simply by sitting very, very still, with a perfectly perfect expression on her face."--Chicago Sun-Times.

MPAA rating: PG-13.

DVD.

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai audio; Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai subtitles.

Closed-captioned.

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