The Van

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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.

Cast & Crew

Ger Ryan
Maggie Reeves, Bimbo's Wife
Caroline Rothwell
Mary, Larry's Wife
Ruaidhri Conroy
Kevin
Brendan O'Carroll
Weslie, Fox Hound Regular
Mark Shivas
Executive Producer
Eric Clapton
Original Music
Richard Hartley
Original Music
Oliver Stapleton
Cinematographer
Mick Audsley
Film Editor
Leo Davis
Casting
Mark Geraghty
Production Design
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Critic Reviews for The Van

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (13)

Audience Reviews for The Van

  • 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!
    Nikki M Super Reviewer

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