The Van Reviews
"I've always game for those droll little UK comedies",
Eric if you're going to speak about a movie disparagingly, at least know what country you are talking about. Try reading a book. Moron.
Unlike the other films, The Van feels stretched; that is to say that it feels as if there's not enough story really to warrant a feature film. The material is good (I wouldn't expect anything else from Doyle), but it seems to run out of steam quite a way from the end.
Since it is World Cup time, the idea of having an own van to sell fast food sounds brilliant! Everyone wants fish & chips, or a burger after a soccer game. While Larry is very satisfied with things and how they are, Bimbo wants more. He wants to expand, he wants money and he soon wants to be the boss of the van. And they get a little trouble with the health authorities.
"Kevin: I'm a vegetarian.
Larry: What? Since when?
Stephen Frears filme cette histoire, vraie temoignage d'une epoque socialement difficile, a hauteur d'hommes.
Prestation splendide de Colm Meaney.
Pour la petite histoire, a noter que la musique est signee Eric Clapton.
Even his weaker films such as Mary Reiley and The Hi Lo country and watchable.
Here is the 3rd part of writer Roddy Doyles Barrytown trilogy which includes The Commitments and Frears own The Snapper.
When Bimbo is made redundant by his bakery ,he and his friend Larry (a fantastic Colm Meany) decide to start a burger business during the 1990 world cup.
The story is packed full of laugh out loud moments and memorable dialogue "Its a fookin turkey or nothing" .
But also thanks do Frears assured direction you warm to Doyles Characters and wish tem every success.
The cast is great and Eric Claptons score is the cherry on top of an already excellent movie.
A great Irish gem from Frears and one which leaves a big smile on your face afterwards
I 'lll start reading Doyle's books now.