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The Lady In the Van (2016) Movie Summary

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  • PG-13
  • 2016

Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by a magnificent Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins “temporarily” parks her van in Alan Bennett’s (Alex Jennings) London driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett to create this rare and touching portrait.

The Lady In the Van Film Synopsis

The true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

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BoringI couldn’t finish watching it. completely boring.Score: 1/5

Wonderful and thought provokingMaggie Smith is brilliant, left me in tears.Score: 5/5

ArtistMaggie Smith is a great actress- and so was the other guy. But the story was bland and super bland. Disappointed with story line and ending.Score: 2/5

An Over-baked CakeThis movie was like a cake that stayed in the oven too long. The movie should have ended at least five scenes before it did. Telling a back story at the end of a fairly well done movie ruined it for me..Score: 2/5

AwesomeMaggie smith is da bomb..Score: 5/5

It was alright.Good to see Maggie making charming characters..Score: 3/5

Really hard to watchLove the cast, but this movie is a real downer!.Score: 1/5

A poignant little film...Maggie Smith plays a wonderfully complex, stubborn, human character in Mary Shepherd — an elderly woman who lived in a van parked, in a driveway, in London, for 15 years. Told very much in the format of a diary, this moving, funny, quirky picture will make you laugh and cry. Wonderful!.Score: 5/5

MAGGIE SMITH FABULOUSNESSMaggie Smith is an amazing actress who plays the role of Mary/Margaret so incredibly well. I love this movie so so so much!.Score: 5/5

Delightful, Splendid.I wish it ran longer, I loved every minute of it. Truly lovely. A well spent evening. Now I’m going to tell everyone I know they just must watch - no- experience this brilliant movie. Thank you very very much..Score: 5/5

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Character-Driven Biopic ComedyA British-based drama, more character-driven than action-related. "Mary" (a chameleonic performance by esteemed actress Dame Maggie Smith) doesn't necessarily evoke feelings of empathy from the viewer, as her surly & acrimonious behaviour almost leads you to believe that she is well deserving of her subjected fate. However, as far as culpability is considered (Britain's social welfare system), there may be more to Mary's predicament, than meets the eye. Three versions of Alan Bennett appear in the film: As the ubiquitous narrator, Alan the appointed caregiver (Alex Jennings, also in a brilliant disguise), and a cameo appearance by the real-life Alan Bennett..Score: 4/5

Modern "driving miss daisy"Charming Slow paced Quality Acting.Score: 4/5

Brilliant!Brilliant perfomance by Maggie Smith!!! a Moving story well told. Enjoyed it from the start to the end..Score: 5/5

A bit of a sleeperWhile it had its moments, I found it slow and predictable. Most effective was the care for her shown by Maggie's "landlord"..Score: 2/5

The Lady in the VanExcellent movie and story so very well performed by all actors and support staff..Score: 5/5

Not a comedyMaggie Smith is, of course, wonderful. The film was described to me as a comedy, but it is definitely a drama and at times a bit slow although it weaves an interesting portrait of various characters and their relationships..Score: 3/5

Absolutely Hilarious!This was the funniest movie, I would dare to say, that I've ever watched. While it is hilarious, this "true story" is heartwarming and captivating and friendly for the whole family. There was one period I laughed continuously for about five minutes, barely able to breath. While I adore Maggie Smith in practically everything she does, particularly Downton Abbey, she is exceptional in the Lady in the Van. Her acting in this film is amongst her absolute finest. This movie is definitely worth the watching!.Score: 5/5

Love Maggie Smith, but I was boredLove Maggie Smith, but I was bored. I rented it after watching the trailer, which was very funny. I watched the movie with a friend and we were both soooo beyond bored. The most exciting thing was in the last 3-4 min of the movie..Score: 2/5

LikeI enjoyed this movie..Score: 5/5

C'est un régal,d'un bout à l'autre!!Interprétation unique et inoubliable de Maggie,c'est au-delà de l'imagination. Merci Maggie de nous en montrer toujours davantage,quel talent,quel travail. Brava!.Score: 5/5

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ImlilgingDog in the gas station parking lot started barking out of a van window and some lady looks over and goes “dog shut… .Score: 2/5

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The Lady In the Van (2016) Series Cast & Crew

The Lady In the Van (2016) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Maggie Smith (Miss Shepherd), Alex Jennings (Alan Bennett), Frances de la Tour (Ursula Vaughan Williams), Gwen Taylor (Mam), Dominic Cooper (Theatre Actor), James Corden (Street Trader), Roger Allam (Rufus), Samuel Anderson (Jehovah's Witness), Dermot Crowley (Priest), Jim Broadbent (Underwood), Stephen Campbell Moore (Doctor), Eleanor Matsuura (American Journalist), Sacha Dhawan (Doctor Malik), Samuel Barnett (Donald), Deborah Findlay (Pauline), David Calder (Mr. Fairchild), Elliot Levey (Theatre Director), Claire Foy (Lois, Social Worker), Pandora Colin (Mrs. Perry), Marion Bailey (Convent Housekeeper), all returned for the lady in the van movie.

Maggie Smith (Miss Shepherd)
Maggie SmithMiss ShepherdScore: 7.2
Alex Jennings (Alan Bennett)
Alex JenningsAlan BennettScore: 12.3
Frances de la Tour (Ursula Vaughan Williams)
Frances de la TourUrsula Vaughan WilliamsScore: 13.0
Gwen Taylor (Mam)
Gwen TaylorMamScore: 3.2
Dominic Cooper (Theatre Actor)
Dominic CooperTheatre ActorScore: 27.9
James Corden (Street Trader)
James CordenStreet TraderScore: 5.3
Roger Allam (Rufus)
Roger AllamRufusScore: 21.6
Samuel Anderson (Jehovah's Witness)
Samuel AndersonJehovah's WitnessScore: 2.9
Dermot Crowley (Priest)
Dermot CrowleyPriestScore: 7.7
Jim Broadbent (Underwood)
Jim BroadbentUnderwoodScore: 10.1
Stephen Campbell Moore (Doctor)
Stephen Campbell MooreDoctorScore: 6.6
Eleanor Matsuura (American Journalist)
Eleanor MatsuuraAmerican JournalistScore: 4.8

Tariq Anwar (Editor), George Fenton (Music), Andrew Dunn (Director of Photography), Nicholas Hytner (Director), Alan Bennett (Writer), Damian Jones (Producer), Rick James (Camera Trainee),

Tariq Anwar (Editor)
Tariq AnwarEditorScore: 3.6
George Fenton (Music)
George FentonMusicScore: 4.7
Nicholas Hytner (Director)
Nicholas HytnerDirectorScore: 1.4
Alan Bennett (Writer)
Alan BennettWriterScore: 1.5
Damian Jones (Producer)
Damian JonesProducerScore: 1.0
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В края на 60-те години писателят Алън Бенет тъкмо се е преместил в зеления квартал Глостър на лондонския район Камдън. Съвсем скоро той се натъква на г-ца Шепърд - мизерстваща и сприхава дама на неясна възраст, която си живее на улицата в своя раздрънкан ван. Когато успява да досади на всички съседи, Бенет се смилява над нея и й позволява да държи колата си пред домa му, без да си дава сметка, че тя ще остане там до смъртта си цели 15 години по-късно. Алън Бенет използва тази колоритна житейска история, за да изгради обобщения върху общностния дух и самотата, както и за зависимостта между писател и герой. Брилянтната Маги Смит повтаря в този филм ролята си от театралната постановка по пиесата на Бенет, осъществена от режисьора Хитнър през 1999 г. Тя е в стихията си, като успява да изрази ранимостта, лудостта и необщителността на героинята си по начин, който е едновременно забавен и покъртителен.

La tranquil·litat del barri londinenc de Camden, habitat per famílies de classe mitjana, s'altera amb l'arribada de la senyora Shepherd, una anciana excèntrica i malcarada que viu en una furgoneta aparcada al carrer en unes condicions de salubritat pèssimes. A Camden establirà una estranya relació amb l'escriptor i dramaturg Alan Bennett, que acabarà allotjant la dona i la seva furgoneta provisionalment a l'entrada de casa seva... durant quinze anys! Durant aquest temps, l'escriptor anirà descobrint els secrets que amaga la senyora Shepherd, que de jove havia conduït ambulàncies durant la Segona Guerra Mundial, havia estat monja i havia tocat el piano. I també descobrirà les desgràcies que l'han portat a acabar vivint en la misèria en una furgoneta.

Příběh podivného přátelství „víceméně dle skutečných událostí" vypráví film založený na proslulé hře britského dramatika Alana Bennetta, před jehož dům v londýnském Camdenu, kde se přímo i natáčelo, se v 70. letech nastěhovala v dodávce excentrická, vulgární, tvrdohlavá, nemožná a okouzlující paní v důchodovém věku ‒ a zůstala zde celých patnáct let. Jeden Alan tento příběh žije a druhý s lakonickým komentářem vypráví, přičemž centrem pro oba je ona dáma s dodávkou odmítající se hnout, ve fantastickém podání Maggie Smithové, která ji hrála již na divadle.…

Det semi-biografiske drama 'The Lady in the Van' foregår i en britisk forstad, hvor forfatteren Alan lader den gamle, hjemløse Frøken Shepherd bo midlertidigt i hans indkørsel i en lille gul varevogn. Den ældre dame ejer ingen sociale kompetencer, lugter værre end en kloak og nægter samtidig at forlade indkørslen. Faktisk ender hun med at bo lige ude foran Alans hus i 15 år, og de to modsætninger knytter med tiden et særligt bånd til hinanden.

In den 1970ern trägt sich in Camden Town eine außergewöhnliche Geschichte zu: Im Londoner Stadtteil, überwiegend bewohnt von reichgewordenen Alt-Linken, möchte eine exzentrische, obdachlose alte Dame namens Miss Shepherd ihren kaputten Van in der Auffahrt von Theaterautor Alan Bennetts Anwesen abstellen – nachdem ihr von der Stadt verboten wurde, weiterhin auf Straßen zu parken. Bennett sagt zu, doch aus dem „kurzen“ Parken des Wagens werden 15 lange Jahre, in denen Miss Shepherd in ihrem Van vor Bennetts Haus lebt. Die unverhoffte Nachbarschaft bringt einige Probleme mit sich, denn Miss Shepherd ist undankbar, hat einen unangenehmen Körpergeruch und verteilt gerne ihren Müll auf der Straße. Aber Mister Bennett bringt es nicht übers Herz, die Dame abzuschieben…

Η απίθανη όσο κι αληθινή ιστορία του συγγραφέα Άλαν Μπένετ και της Δις Σέπερντ. Η Δις Σέπερντ ήταν μια ανάπηρη γηραιά κυρία, ερχόμενη από το πουθενά, που πάρκαρε προσωρινά το φορτηγάκι της δίπλα στο σπίτι του διάσημου συγγραφέα στο Λονδίνο, και κατέληξε να ζει εκεί επί 15 χρόνια.

Un buen día, la señorita Shepherd, una mujer de orígenes inciertos, aparca su furgoneta en una acera de Londres, en el acceso a la casa del escritor Alan Bennett. Lo que al principio iba a ser algo temporal, un favor a regañadientes, se acaba convirtiendo en una relación que cambiará las vidas de ambos. Y es que la señorita Shepherd se quedó a vivir allí durante 15 años.

Una dama sobre ruedas Un buen día, la señorita Shepherd, una mujer de orígenes inciertos, aparca su furgoneta en una acera de Londres, en el acceso a la casa del escritor Alan Bennett. Lo que al principio iba a ser algo temporal, un favor a regañadientes, se acaba convirtiendo en una relación que cambiará las vidas de ambos. Y es que la señorita Shepherd se quedó a vivir allí durante 15 años. Un singular y conmovedor relato, rodado en la calle y en la casa en la que vivieron todos esos años Bennett y la señorita Shepherd.

Dans les années 1970, à Londres, Alan Bennett, auteur de pièces de théâtre, habite le quartier de Camden Town. En face de chez lui, une drôle de vieille dame vit dans une camionnette. Peu à peu, une étrange relation se développe entre eux, et Miss Shepherd finit par s'installer dans l'allée de la maison de Bennett...

Dans les années 1970, à Londres, Alan Bennett, auteur de pièces de théâtre, habite le quartier de Camden Town. En face de chez lui, une drôle de vieille dame vit dans une camionnette. Peu à peu, une étrange relation se développe entre eux, et Miss Shepherd finit par s'installer dans l'allée de la maison de Bennett...

קשר בלתי צפוי נוצר בין איש לאישה נוודה שחיה במכונית שלה החונה בחנייה שלו.

Egy férfi furcsa kapcsolatba kerül egy nővel, aki átmenetileg az ő kocsi behajtóján parkoló autóban lakik.

Il vicinato dello scrittore e commediografo Alan Bennett è infestato da una presenza curiosa ma inesorabile: una anziana signora, che vive in un furgone parcheggiato di fronte alle dimore degli sfortunati abitanti di un quartiere upper class. Bennett a poco a poco entra in confidenza con Miss Shepherd e con il suo passato misterioso, finché il rapporto tra i due non si trasforma nella più singolare delle convivenze, con Miss Shepherd che parcheggia costantemente di fronte alla casa di Bennett.

1970년 런던 캠든 타운의 글루체스터 크레센트로 이사온 작가 앨런 베넷(알렉스 제닝스)은 주택 진입로에 밴을 주차하고 생활하는 노숙자 메리 셰퍼드(매기 스미스)를 알게 된다. 괴팍하고 제멋대로인 셰퍼드 부인은 중산층 주민들의 묵인 아래 노숙자 생활을 해왔다. 그런데 주차제한구역 설정으로 셰퍼드 부인이 위기에 빠지자 마음 약한 앨런은 자신의 집 앞에 주차를 허락한다. 이후 셰퍼드 부인은 아예 정원으로 들어오더니, 앨런이 누리는 문명의 혜택을 공유하게 된다. 앨런은 셰퍼드 부인이 한때 수녀였으며, 전쟁 시에는 구급차를 운전했고, 피아노를 배웠다는 얘기를 듣지만, 직접 정체를 묻는 대신 몇 년째 그녀를 지켜보기만 한다. 그러던 어느 날, 몸이 쇠약해진 셰퍼드 부인이 복지 센터로 옮겨진다. 홀로 남은 앨런은 셰퍼드 부인이 전해준 쪽지의 주소를 찾아갔다가 비로소 그녀에 대해 알게되는데...

Filmas pasakoja apie ekscentrišką močiutę, kurios visas gyvenimas sutelpa į furgoną. Ją vaidina "Oskaru" apdovanota britė Maggie Smith, pažįstama kaip profesorė Minerva iš Hario Poterio filmų. Kartą paslaptingoji senolė sustoja šalia pagarsėjusio rašytojo rezidencijos. Susiklostę keisti tarpusavio santykiai visiškai pakeis jų likimus. Žaismingos komedijos apie intelektualią benamę ir santūrų rašytoją režisierius – Nicholas Hytneris.

Autobiografisch verhaal van Alan Bennett, waarin de Britse schrijver (Alex Jennings) een bijzondere band ontwikkelt met Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), een oude dame die gedurende vijftien jaar in een busje op zijn oprijlaan woonde. Wat begint als een misgunst wordt een relatie die hun levens zal veranderen.

Oparta na prawdziwych wydarzeniach poruszająca historia przyjaźni dwojga ludzi, która na zawsze zmieniła ich życie. Pojawienie się ekscentrycznej starszej pani w jednej z eleganckich dzielnic Londynu budzi niepokój jej mieszkańców. Panna Shepherd mieszka bowiem w vanie, którego, jak twierdzi, zaparkowała "tymczasowo" na podjeździe domu Alana Bennetta. Spędziła tam kolejnych 15 lat. Z każdym dniem relacje tych dwojga zacieśniają się, przechodząc powoli w prawdziwą przyjaźń.

Escritor forma uma ligação inesperada com uma mulher que vive em um carro que está estacionado em frente a sua garagem.

A senhora Shepherd vive na sua velha furgoneta há já vários anos. Com um passado atormentado e um génio rezingão e misantropo, ela acaba por estacionar a sua viatura no quintal do escritor e argumentista britânico Alan Bennett. Mas o que era suposto ser temporário vai prolongar-se durante os 15 anos seguintes e, apesar do temperamento difícil da velha senhora, os dois vão criando fortes laços emocionais que se transformam numa amizade profunda. Aos poucos, Bennett vai conhecendo o seu passado difícil e as razões que a levaram àquele lugar.

История об эксцентричной лондонской старушке. Мэри Шеперд — бездомная леди, жившая в раздолбанном желтом фургоне и однажды припарковавшаяся напротив кэмденской квартиры Беннетта. Обещавшая не задерживаться больше трех месяцев, бабуля прожила под окнами писателя 15 лет, превратившись в любимицу района, местную достопримечательность и, в конечном счете, героиню пьесы Беннета 1999 года.

Сценарио Алена Бенета заснован је на истинитој причи о госпођици Шепард (коју тумачи величанствена Меги Смит), жени непознатог порекла која је „привремено" паркирала свој камионет у дворишту Бенетове куће у Лондону и ту остала да живи наредних петнаест година. Оно што почиње као невољка услуга, временом постаје однос који ће променити њихове животе. Снимљен на улици и у кући у којој су Бенет и госпођица Шепард живели сво то време, награђивани редитељ Николас Хајтнер поново удружује снаге са сценаристом Аленом Бенетом како би пренели на велико платно овај редак и дирљив портрет.

Filmen bygger på den sanna berättelsen om Miss Shepherd som i spelas av Maggie Smith, en kvinna med okänt ursprung som "tillfälligt" parkerar sin skåpbil på Alan Bennetts uppfart vid en gata i London och sedan bor där under 15 års tid. Det börjar som en motvillig tjänst men utvecklas till en relation som kommer att förändra deras liv. En oväntad vänskap mellan en man och en hemlös kvinna.

Minibüsteki Kadın, yönetmenliğini Nicholas Hytner'ın üstlendiği ve Alan Bennett'in senaryosunu yazdığı 2015 yapımı İngiliz komedi-drama filmi. Başrollerinde Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Deborah Findlay ve Jim Broadbent'in yer aldığı film, 15 yıl Londra'da senarist Bennett'in yaşadığı sokaktaki harabe bir minibüste yaşamış olan yaşlı kadın Mary Shepherd'ın gerçek hikayesini anlatmaktadır.

本片改编自阿兰·本奈特创作的同名戏剧,取材于真人真事。玛吉·史密斯饰演主角Miss Shepherd,一个在阿兰·本奈特家旁车道上的货车里生活了15年的无家可归的女人。


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A hip, heart-pounding combination of action, music and incredible aerial photography helped make Top Gun the blockbuster hit of 1986. Top Gun takes a look at th...

Last Seen Alive synopsis and reviews
Last Seen AliveAction & Adventure2022

When Will Spann’s (Gerard Butler) soon-to-be ex-wife Lisa (Jaimie Alexander) mysteriously disappears during a stop at a gas station, a frantic Will engages th...

The Northman synopsis and reviews
The NorthmanAction & Adventure2022

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father's murder. ...

Uncharted synopsis and reviews
UnchartedAction & Adventure2022

Street-smart thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by ...

Father Stu synopsis and reviews
Father StuDrama2022

Based on a true story, Father Stu is an unflinchingly honest, funny and uplifting story about finding purpose in a most unexpected place. After surviving a terr...

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The Madness of King George summary, synopsis, reviews
The Madness of King GeorgeComedy1994

The Madness of King George, Based on Alan Bennett's acclaimed play The Madness of George III, takes a dark-humored look at the mental decline of King George III of England. Taking place in 1788, the film’s story begins three decades into George's reign, as the unstable king (Nigel Hawthorne) begins to show signs of increasing dementia, from violent fits of foul language to bouts of forgetfulness. The King's prime minister William Pitt (Julian Wadham) and his wife Queen Charlotte (Helen Mirren) are determined to protect the throne during this time of weakness, when many see it as an opportunity to overthrow the unpopular George, whom they blamed for the loss of the American colonies. Although doctors are brought in, their archaic treatments of the time prove of little value and therefore, in desperation, they turn to Dr. Willis (Ian Holm), a harsh, unconventional specialist whose unusual methods recall modern psychiatry. George experiences an unfamiliar anger and haughtiness as Willis struggles to break through to the mad king. Stressing the absurdity of the entire situation, Bennett's witty screenplay emphasizes dry humor over tragedy, even utilizing references to King Lear for comic effect.

Center Stage summary, synopsis, reviews
Center StageDrama2000

From Nicholas Hytner, the acclaimed director of the Madness of King George, The Crucible and The Object of My Affection, and Academy Award Nominated producer Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets) comes Center Stage. A drama with heart and energy that follows the hopes and dreams of a tight-knit group of young ballet students as they try to make a name for themselves in the competitive world of professional dance. Talented, vibrant and supremely gifted, they are students who devote themselves to dance, sacrificing ordinary pleasures of life to train for their art with the rigor of Olympic athletes. While experiencing the normal joys and sorrows, love and conflicts of life, they vie for a place in an ultra-selective professional ballet company and strive to take center stage.

The Crucible summary, synopsis, reviews
The CrucibleDrama2004

The Salem witch trials of 1692 are brought vividly to life in this compelling adaptation of Arthur Miller's play, directed by Nicholas Hytner ("The Madness of King George"). A group of teenage girls meet in the woods at midnight for a secret love-conjuring ceremony. While the other girls attempt to cast love spells, Abigail Williams (Winona Ryder) wishes for the death of her former lover's (Daniel Day-Lewis) wife. When their ceremony is witnessed by the town minister, the girls suddenly find themselves accused of witchcraft. Soon the entire village is consumed by cries of witchcraft, and as the hysteria grows, blameless victims are torn from their homes, leading to a devastating climax.

The Object of My Affection summary, synopsis, reviews
The Object of My AffectionComedy2002

Jennifer Aniston stars in this sly romantic comedy as Nina, a young woman who falls in love with her new roommate, George, (Paul Rudd) even though he's gay and loves her purely as a friend. When Nina becomes pregnant, she realizes she'd rather raise her child with George than with her boyfriend - a decision that forces the threesome to explore the fine line between love, sex and friendship.

The Lady In the Van summary, synopsis, reviews
The Lady In the VanDrama2016

Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by a magnificent Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins “temporarily” parks her van in Alan Bennett’s (Alex Jennings) London driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett to create this rare and touching portrait.

The History Boys summary, synopsis, reviews
The History BoysDrama2007

From award-winning playwright Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George) comes this delightfully witty comedy of eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universities. They're aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success. Adapted from the original Tony Award winning play and starring the original Tony Award winning cast, "The History Boys" is an engaging, thought-provoking, and wickedly funny look at history, the pursuit of knowledge, and the utter randomness of life.

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Kim Possible: So the Drama release date, synopsis, reviews
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Kim realizes that her crime-fighting lifestyle has prevented her from having a steady boyfriend and that Ron may be the only prospect as her date for the upcoming junior prom, a distasteful prospect in the eyes of the other cheerleaders. However, Ron introduces Kim to Erik, the new guy at school who invites Kim to the prom, sparking jealousy in Ron who wonders if he has deeper feelings for his friend Kim. Meanwhile, in his scheme to conquer the world, Drakken captures Kim's dad and it's up to Ron to put his jealousy aside, track down a lovestruck Kim and rescue her dad from a certain fate with a mutant octopus.

The Drama Queen, Season 1 release date, synopsis, reviews
The Drama Queen, Season 1The Drama Queen

In the premiere season, Hollywood manager Marki Costello is a master of juggling celebrity egos and drama, but her recently launched kids division has sent her stress levels sky-rocketing as she is constantly butting heads with Tinseltown's most over-bearing stage moms. But while "Marki magic" does wonders for her business, Marki's long-term boyfriend Tommy takes the reigns at home, especially when it comes to their boys. Giving up control isn't easy, so Marki makes sure she's still the queen bee--at home and in Hollywood.

The Drama Club, Vol. 1 release date, synopsis, reviews
The Drama Club, Vol. 1The Drama Club

The Drama Club follows a group of middle schoolers as they shine a light on the inner workings of their school’s overlooked drama club.

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