Playwright Alan Bennett forms an unexpected bond with Miss Shepherd (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.
Starring: Maggie Smith & Alex Jennings,
Director: Nicholas Hytner
On the Mighty Wurlitzer:
Sunday, April 10th at Harvey Rossiter
Monday, April 11th at 7:30 Katie Moyer
What the Critics are saying:
Christian Science Monitor, Peter Rainer
The remarkable thing about Smith in The Lady in the Van is that, even though the role is no longer fresh for her, the performance certainly is. She gives it everything she’s got because, you feel, she wants to honor this character. She wants Miss Shepherd to live on.
The Playlist, Kimber Myers
This isn’t an overly sentimental story; those expecting the emotional swells of other British fare like “Pride” and “Kinky Boots” should adjust their expectations. The Lady in the Van is a more buttoned-up narrative, but it’s no less engaging thanks to Smith, Jennings, and Bennett’s script.
Wall Street Journal,Joe Morgenstern
This English film, directed by Nicholas Hytner, is also wonderfully funny, terribly touching and a vehicle — with comically dilapidated vehicles — for the boundless gifts of Maggie Smith.
Washington Post, Ann Hornaday
There’s no denying the humor and pathos of The Lady in the Van, just as there’s no use fending off the force of nature that is Smith.
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