The Children Act
We all make choices. Hers make history.
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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Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Rosie Cavaliero, Jason Watkins, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Anthony Calf
|Screenplay||Ian McEwan, from his novel|
|Produced by||Toledo Productions, BBC Films, FilmNation Entertainment|
IMDB page | FPB Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Fairly frequent, mild impact language including swearing, sexual references and language which may be seen as blasphemous.|
|Prejudice||Fairly frequent, low to mild impact prejudice based on religion and gender.|
|Blasphemy||Infrequent, low impact blasphemy contained in criticism against Jehova's Witnesses' refusal to accept blood transfusions.|
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|CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)|
|Suggested age limit||Positive messages||Positive role models|
|Consumerism||Drinking, drugs, smoking|
|What the Critics say|
|24.comHerman Eloff ||15|
|CommonSenseMedia (USA)Michael Ordona ||10|
|What the People say|
|The Movie DBCommunity||14|
|Average .. 66%||13|
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