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The Children Act

The Children Act

We all make choices. Hers make history.
I’ve always wanted a son ...
I’ve always wanted a son ...
A leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity, is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out. She visits the boy in hospital, which produces an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. As the judge, she must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both.

105 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language, Prejudice)
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Rosie Cavaliero, Jason Watkins, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Anthony Calf
Director
Richard Eyre
ScreenplayIan McEwan, from his novel
MusicStephen Warbeck
CinematographyAndrew Dunn
EditingDan Farrell
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2017
Produced byToledo Productions, BBC Films, FilmNation Entertainment

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageFairly frequent, mild impact language including swearing, sexual references and language which may be seen as blasphemous.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceFairly frequent, low to mild impact prejudice based on religion and gender.
BlasphemyInfrequent, low impact blasphemy contained in criticism against Jehova's Witnesses' refusal to accept blood transfusions.
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)
Suggested age limitPositive messagesPositive role models
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ViolenceSexLanguage
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ConsumerismDrinking, drugs, smoking
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
What the Critics say
24.comHerman Eloff quote icon 15
Metacritic.com24 critics12
RottenTomatoes.com67 critics13
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 14
CommonSenseMedia (USA)Michael Ordona quote icon 10
What the People say
RottenTomatoes.com335 users14
IMDB1842 Netizens13
The Movie DBCommunity14
Average .. 66%13


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