The Children Act (DVD)

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In this drama from director Richard Eyre, High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has to make a life-or-death decision for teenager Adam (Fionn Whitehead). Adam, who is almost 18 and legally a child, is refusing a vital blood transfusion that could keep him alive. A hospital visit greatly affects them both as Adam's fate lies in Fiona's hands.

Product Details

Barcode
6004416138511
Department
Movies & TV
Released
21 Jan 2019
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Region
Region 2
Year
2018
Language
English
Sound Format
5.1 Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Runtime
101 min
Age Restriction
16
Trailer
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Children Act
Release Year
2017
Running Time
105 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Courtroom / Illness / Marriage
Synopsis
In this drama from director Richard Eyre, High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has to make a life-or-death decision for teenager Adam (Fionn Whitehead). Adam, who is almost 18 and legally a child, is refusing a vital blood transfusion that could keep him alive. A hospital visit greatly affects them both as Adam's fate lies in Fiona's hands. Also starrring Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin, and Rupert Vansittart.
Cast & Crew
Director
Richard Eyre
Star
Emma Thompson / Rosie Cavaliero / Ben Chaplin / Stanley Tucci / Fionn Whitehead
Screenwriter
Ian McEwan
Source Writer
Ian McEwan / Author: Ian McEwan
Movie Critics
Empire
3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t is a showcase for strong performances, especially by Emma Thompson and Fionn Whitehead..."
Ian Freer (20 Aug 2018, )
Hollywood Reporter
"[Thompson] delivers what has to be one of the most nuanced and moving performances of her entire career."
Stephen Farber (9 Sep 2017, )
Los Angeles Times
"THE CHILDREN ACT evinces measured intelligence and polished craftsmanship....It's always rewarding to watch Thompson bring her lucid wit and deep emotional reserves to bear on a meaty role."
Justin Chang (13 Sep 2018, )
RogerEbert.com
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Sophisticated and challenging....[The film] poses sophisticated questions around family, religion, marriage, law and the delicate boundaries that can or cannot be crossed in each institution."
Tomris Laffly (14 Sep 2018, )
Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 5 -- "Thompson never disappoints, nailing every nuance of a judge who lets the world in at the cost of losing her own judgment. This is acting of the highest order."
Peter Travers (12 Sep 2018, )
Variety
"Fiona is played by the great Emma Thompson in her best role since 2001’s WIT..."
Peter Debruge (9 Sep 2017, )