This British comedy-drama is based on openly gay Alan Bennett’s memoir about an eccentric elderly woman who “temporarily” parks her van in Bennett’s driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. It features the one-and-only Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), whose portrayal of Miss Mary Shepherd earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture. The cast also includes Alex Jennings, James Corden, Dominic Cooper, and Jim Broadbent. It was written by Oscar-nominated playwright Alan Bennett and directed by BAFTA and five-time Tony-winning director Nicholas Hytner, who is also openly gay. Available April 19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (sonypictures.com). —Suzie Lynde
Suzie Lynde is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.
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