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      The Van

      1996, Comedy/Drama, 1h 45m

      21 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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      Movie Info

      Given his experience working with food, it's hardly surprising that after losing his job at a bakery, Brendan "Bimbo" Reeves (Donal O'Kelly) becomes successful selling fried morsels from a van. He hires Larry (Colm Meaney), his best friend, to help, but having Bimbo for a boss doesn't improve their relationship. The van is eventually closed down by a health inspector -- which Bimbo thinks is because Larry ratted him out over questionable food prep techniques -- and their friendship is severed.

      • Rating: R

      • Genre: Comedy, Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Stephen Frears

      • Producer: Lynda Myles

      • Writer: Roddy Doyle

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $621.1K

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Fox, 20th Century Fox

      • Production Co: Beacon Communications, Fox Searchlight

      • Sound Mix: Surround, Dolby SR

      Cast & Crew

      Ger Ryan
      Caroline Rothwell
      Brendan O'Carroll
      Mark Shivas
      Eric Clapton
      Richard Hartley
      Oliver Stapleton
      Mick Audsley
      Mark Geraghty
      Fiona Daly
      Consolata Boyle

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      • Oct 16, 2009

        I've always game for those droll little UK comedies, but this one notably disappointed me. Superficial and lightweight. Doesn't resonate as emotionally true. And Donal O'Kelly is not appealing at all. Another major problem: drunken Irish accents. I'd say that I understood about 95% of this film's dialogue, but no more than that.

        eric b Super Reviewer
      • Sep 21, 2007

        I love this movie, adaped from a Roddy Doyle book (a must read), Colm Meaney is superb in it!

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