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Summary 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. [Sony Pictures Classics]

Directed By: Nicholas Hytner

Written By: Alan Bennett

The Lady in the Van

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 30 Critic Reviews
70
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 57 User Ratings
6.8
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Summary 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. [Sony Pictures Classics]

Directed By: Nicholas Hytner

Written By: Alan Bennett

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 30 Critic Reviews
70
83% Positive
25 Reviews
13% Mixed
4 Reviews
3% Negative
1 Review

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 30 Critic Reviews
70
83% Positive
25 Reviews
13% Mixed
4 Reviews
3% Negative
1 Review

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 57 User Ratings
6.8
65% Positive
37 Ratings
26% Mixed
15 Ratings
9% Negative
5 Ratings

User Reviews

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 57 User Ratings
6.8
65% Positive
37 Ratings
26% Mixed
15 Ratings
9% Negative
5 Ratings

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Production Company BBC Film, Dream Cars, TriStar Productions
Release Date Dec 4, 2015
Duration 1 h 44 m
Rating PG-13
Tagline A mostly true story
Golden Globes, USA
1 Nomination
Women Film Critics Circle Awards
2 Nominations
Evening Standard British Film Awards
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination