Movie Review – The Children Act (2018)

The Children Act, 2018.

Directed by Richard Eyre.

Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Rosie Cavaliero, Jason Watkins, Anthony Calf, Honey Holmes, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rupert Vansittart, Andrew Havill, Eileen Walsh, and Nicholas Jones.


As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.

In the latest edition of “the book is probably better than the movie”, we have director Richard Eyre adapting Ian McEwan’s novel The Children Act. The novelist also pens the script here, and it becomes clear early on that the many moving parts of this story are not going to be given the time that they deserve to land with any emotional impact whatsoever. Wrestling with a host of themes ranging from faith, choice, love, and identity, all replete with subplots involving deteriorating marriages, taboo feelings developing, courtroom drama, with

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