First screened in April 2016
Director: Stephen Frears. Cast: Donal O'Kelly, Colm Meaney, Ger Ryan, Caroline Rothwell, Rûadhrí Conroy, Brendan O'Carroll, Neilí Conroy, Jack Lynch, Laurie Morton, Marie Mullen, Stanley Townsend. Screenplay: Roddy Doyle (based on his novel). Twitter Capsule:
Hardly merits a Cannes berth, but interesting subtexts of being dragged down by laggard pals even as you build yourself up.
Comedies are easy to underestimate critically, but even if The Van is slightly more than meets the eye, you couldn't call it innovative or unmissable.