The Children Act (2017)

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




  • Fionn Whitehead in The Children Act (2017)
  • Richard Eyre at an event for The Children Act (2017)
  • Emma Thompson in The Children Act (2017)
  • Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci at an event for The Children Act (2017)
  • Emma Thompson and Fionn Whitehead in The Children Act (2017)
  • Emma Thompson and Fionn Whitehead in The Children Act (2017)

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4 August 2018 | turetskyneil
| Touching, intelligent film. great Emma Thompson performance
Based on excellent writer Ian McEwan novel, this film managed to balance very nicely two themes, a troubled marriage and exploration of religious freedom in life and death health decisions. Issues of sexuality dying in middle age couples, overwork's effects on intimacy quietly and maturely looked at. No easy answers given. What to decide when a religious family refuses to permit a medically needed blood transfusion for religious reasons. A really remarkable acting tour de force by Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci very good as beloved but sexually frustrated spouse, and very amusing spot on character acting by the "clark". Interesting peeks into England's legal system, and some very good cinematography of English countryside.. Slightly flawed by some melodramatic and poorly explained plot turns, the movie is still a must see, very smart and entertaining.

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