Thursday, March 3, 2016

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


  1. That's a film l really want to see Poppy!x
    Don't usually go to cinema...But, l do want
    to see it...I'm a big fan of Maggie Smith,
    she's never made a bad film, and, been acting
    for years! Though it'll be out on DVD soon l
    expect. Will look out for it...!

  2. I haven't heard of this movie, but Dame Maggie Smith is incomparable!

  3. P.S. If "50" is considered senior, I'd have legitimately scored the discount. Haha!

  4. There are so many great films out at the moment - this is on my list. We tend to go to the Waikanae movie theatre and it is always packed and we are the youngest by far but I haven't been offered senior rates yet (but I get student prices as I have a student card - one perk of study)

  5. poppy Q....we noe mum N joyed bee in de food servizz gurl wood two ☺ de moovee soundz like a lot oh fun....thanx ta mum for sharin !! ♥♥♥

  6. Dame Maggie just keeps going - no matter whether the movie is good or bad (and this one seems pretty good), she is always a delight to watch.

    I was surprised, Poppy, that your mum has another blog. Everyone who reads about Poppy Q should check out her mum's blog of movie and book reviews: