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The Children Act

Rated R 105 min. 2018

As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam (Fionn Whitehead), to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

Film Credits

Director: Richard Eyre

Writer: Ian McEwan

Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin and Rupert Vansittart

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