R | | Crime, Drama
Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
When Daniel Mays was developing his character, he initially used a lot of obscenities in his speech because he thought that was how a young working-class man like Sid would speak. Mike Leigh advised him that in 1950 a boy like Sid definitely would not have routinely used obscenities, especially around women and his family.
Hello George, only me. How are you going today?
When Sid and his friends are dancing, the music features blaring trumpets. A shot of the band shows only the saxophone and trombone players playing, while the the trumpet player taps his toes. The music also seems to be coming from a much larger band.
After the end credits it says: "In loving memory of my parents, a doctor and a midwife."
$13,207 (USA) (10 October 2004)
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