Reasons I Loved "the Lady in the Van"
- •Maggie Smith!!She's just the greatest. And she seems to have a lot of fun in this role. And it's awesome that she's carrying this movie because she CAN. (And I love that James Corden is on the poster, but in the movie for all of 15 seconds.)
- •Speaking of Harry Potter cameos...Madame Maxime! One of the best parts of British films is seeing all of the millions of actors that were in HP.
- •England is the prettiest.And the street where it takes place is totes lovely.
- •It's an interesting look at mental illness.How it's viewed by individuals, towns, and governments. And it's done in a light manner while still giving gravity to the situation.
- •It's an interesting look inside the mind of a writer.Alan Bennett both sees the woman as a writing opportunity and a burden. I love that he's split into two: the writer and the liver. I think we all feel like that at times.
- •I love yellow...And Maggie Smith.