Man With a Van
One of the funniest films of all time, Man With a Van is a hilarious sequel to the financial disaster Argyll and Costello Christmas classic, It's a Wonderful Life. It's a comedy with the same inscrutable American innocence that characterized the latter film, Russell Brand plays the eponymous Van Man, a man who travels back to modern-day New York City, where he falls in love with a young woman who works in a theater. Instead of saving her, he instead decides to leave her in order to save his struggling business... But can they save their own marriage, or could Van Man destroy his family and even his own livelihood?
When you imagine Michael Caine, you probably imagine the actor in his most recognizable scenes from A Few Good Men, where he plays the role of a criminal who is about to be executed by authorities. For Man With a Van, however, Caine plays Robert "Bob" Wurzelbacher, an honest former moving truck driver who understands what it's like handling people's possessions and the Van Man himself. As the film progresses, we get to know more about this unusual man himself, who ends up having quite a good time doing it. He even gets out with his cousin after being informed that the authorities want to check out his trucks. But when two people who are from the other side of the country decide to stop at his home, things turn from bad to worse.
Brand is the man who isn't afraid to get his hands dirty - literally. After letting two moving companies take a swift retreat out of his home and he is offered his own truck to do the remainder of the job. The two movers are impressed by his ability to complete the task quickly and easily, even getting the two trucks he uses to move his belongings to break some laws (one of which is related to the size of the front vehicle). If they are willing to assist him, Bob realizes that he has more going on within his own life that he thought. However, despite all this, he's committed to helping others and making life better for other people.
A troubled teenager named Beth is having a difficult adjustment to her new home. Beth is constantly being criticized however, she's confused about her past experiences and what she's likely to become in this new place. She tells her family about moving into Man With a Van, however, they aren't convinced by her claims, and she soon begins to feel a fearful of the new town. The two movers from the previous move help her out of a tight spot when they discover Bob's involvement with the move. They both are able to save Beth and make Beth feel at ease in her new place.
Eventually, Bob develops feelings for the local girl. Beth starts working with him, and they fall in love. Then something unimaginable happens, and their relationship is put on hold because Bob is laid off from his position at newscorp.
I would definitely recommend this book to someone who has been in a similar situation like Bob. It's an excellent read due to the fact that it's so realistic and believable. It's not a romantic tale as most novels are, however, it's filled with excitement and valuable lessons. This isn't your run-of-the-mill emotional read, neither. There aren't any cute sidekicks, as well as numerous twists.
I'd recommend this book if you're someone who likes humorous situations and enjoys an exciting plot. If that sounds like your situation, this book is definitely worth taking the time to read. My favorite part was in the moment that Bob and Beth made the decision to move into the van of one of their mutual friends. The whole thing was hilarious and made me laugh several times. I would also say that the storyline was catchy. I didn't encounter any major problems with the plot and I was captivated throughout the entire book.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read. Man With a Van London , and I believe that people would recommend it. Travel enthusiasts, like adventure, and want to know how other people deal with life in a humorous kind of way must definitely read Man With a Van by Paul Therien. It's a quick enjoyable read that has a great storyline.