PG-13 | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.
At one point in the film, Maggie Smith's character Miss Shepherd asks Alan to get her sherbet lemons at the grocery store. In the Harry Potter universe, "sherbet lemon" is one of the passwords for Professor Dumbledore's office. Smith played Professor Minerva McGonagall in the series and had to utter the phrase to allow Harry Potter into Dumbledore's office.
The smell is sweet, with urine only a minor component, the prevalent odor suggesting the inside of someone's ear. Dank clothes are there, too, wet wool and onions, which she eats raw. Plus, what for me has always been the essence of poverty, damp ...
Prior to being loaded into the ambulance, she is seen sitting in a wheelchair with a cane in each hand. In the following shot, from the rear, both canes are held in the left hand and she is reaching in her right pocket for something. The next shot, from the front, shows her just placing the canes into her left hand and beginning to reach for her right pocket.
During the first part of the credits, a young Margaret can be seen playing the piano at her concert in King's Hall.
£2,256,121 (UK) (15 November 2015)
$10,017,675 (USA) (5 June 2016)