Smart, elegant, and deeply moving, The Children Act stars two-time Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) in a riveting performance as Fiona Maye, a British High Court judge who, in the midst of a marital crisis, must rule on a life-changing legal case concerning the survival of a teenage boy.
“Another reminder, if one were needed, of the subtlety and skill of Emma Thompson’s stratospheric talent.” – Ian Freer, Empire
At issue whether to order a blood transfusion on the boy (Dunkirk‘s Fionn Whitehead), a Jehovah’s Witness who, just months short of his eighteenth birthday, is refusing on religious grounds the procedure that would save his life. Co-starring Academy Award-nominee Stanley Tucci (Spotlight), and adapted by Ian McEwan from his own bestselling novel, The Children Act is a deeply affecting portrait of strength, devotion, and love, with the incomparable Emma Thompson giving one of the very best performances of her career. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal; Iris). (Dir. by Richard Eyre, 2017, UK, 105 mins., Rated R)
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