The Lady in the Van parents guide

The Lady in the Van

Some people take advantage of kindness.

Overall B

When a homeless woman (Maggie Smith) who lives in her van shows up in his neighborhood, Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) allows her to park her vehicle in his driveway. But what starts out as a temporary arrangement slowly turns into a years long relationship.

Release date January 15, 2016

Violence B
Sexual Content B
Profanity D
Substance Use B+

Why is The Lady in the Van rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Lady in the Van PG-13 for a brief unsettling image.

Run Time: 104 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Lady in the Van rated PG-13? The Lady in the Van is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for a brief unsettling image.

Violence: Characters are seen and heard arguing over various situations. A character, that is a former policeman, extorts money from an underprivileged character. A body is depicted shortly after death.

Sexual Content: A gay man is visited by other men (whom are assumed to be male prostitutes). Scatological matter is discussed and a character steps in fecal matter.

Profanity: Three sexual expletives are heard along with other infrequent scatological and religious expletives.

Drug/Alcohol Use: A secondary character is briefly seen smoking a cigarette.

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The Lady in the Van
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Language May Offend.
Ontario PG
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Lady in the Van is directed by Nicholas Hytner and stars Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Dominic Cooper, James Corden.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Lady in the Van movie is April 19, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes:The Lady in the Van
Release Date: 19 April 2016
Lady in the Van releases to home video (Blu-ray & DVD) with the following special features:
- Playing The Lady: Maggie Smith as Miss Shepherd
- Deleted Scenes
- The Making of The Lady in the Van
- The Visual Effects
- Commentary with Director Nicholas Hytner

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