Writer Alan Bennett’s buoyant film is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by a magnificent Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived all those years, acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George, The History Boys) to bring this rare and touching portrait to the screen.
3 day rental • PG-13 • 104 min.
“The Lady in the Van is quite a feat.”
— The Philadelphia Inqirer
"Figuring out what is true and what isn't is one of the pleasures of THE LADY IN THE VAN but the foremost one is watching Maggie Smith gloriously reprising her acclaimed stage performance."
— Hollywood Reporter
“For anyone who adores Smith-which is pretty much everyone these days-they will have quite a satisfying ride with this crusty grand dame behind the wheel.”