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The Van

The Van (1997)

tomatometer

33

Average Rating: 6/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 4

No consensus yet.

audience

71

liked it
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 877

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Movie Info

This is the third film adapted from a fictional trilogy by Irish writer Roddy Doyle about families living in a working-class Dublin neighborhood. The first was director Alan Parker's smashing music mockumentary The Commitments and the second was the hilarious comedy The Snapper, directed by Stephen Frears. Frears also directs this film, which is about two unemployed buddies who convert a dilapidated van into Bimbo's Burgers, a mobile fast-food joint selling fish and chips and hamburgers. Bimbo

R,

Drama, Comedy

Roddy Doyle

Oct 21, 1997

Fox

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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (13) | DVD (1)

Shows what some people will sacrifice to keep a friendship alive.

August 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Guinness, football, and chips. What's not to like?

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Audience Reviews for The Van

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.
October 31, 2009
Eric Broome

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    1. Larry: Looks like the insides of a leper.
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