Truth is stranger than fiction in this comedy-drama based on the real-life tale of a homeless woman named Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), who parks her van in the driveway of a house owned by playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) and lives there for 15 years. Over the course of her stay, the two form a unique friendship. Jim Broadbent, Dominic Cooper, Samuel Barnett, and Frances de la Tour co-star. This adaptation of the 1999 stage hit was directed by Nicholas Hytner (The History Boys).~Jennifer Lackman
Maggie Smith gives another wonderful performance in this true based movie. Can be a little difficult to watch a person living only in a dirty van because of a mistaken idea. Hard to believe this really happened. There is some humor too.