Middle Aged Mumster Movie Day Out - The Lady in the Van
Yesterday mum met a couple of friends to see The Lady in Van at the Lighthouse Cinema in Petone. It is senior morning, where you get discounted tickets,, free tea and scones. It was pumping - barely a seat left in the foyer as many a grey haired lady or gent elbowed in for a seat. Mum and her friend, are a tad under 50 but still scored senior prices which made them laugh, and they enjoyed being the youngest in the movie theater. Mums friends mother accompanied them, and as she is in her seventies mum felt that they were not being too cheeky as they were taking a real pensioner in with them.
The Lady in the Van is awesome, it left mum smiling throughout. Dame Maggie Smith is just amazing as Margaret who arrives in the slightly up and coming Camden street to live in her van, to the consternation of the locals. After a bit of abuse she manages to convince playwright Alan Bennett to let her park in his driveway - and stays for 15 years. I think the whole audience enjoyed this little movie. A great story handled with sensitivity and fantastic performances from the two leads. 5/5