"The Children Act" is a 2017 drama film directed by Richard Eyre.
The starring cast includes Emma Thompson as Fiona Maye, Stanley Tucci as Jack Maye, Fionn Whitehead as Adam Henry, Ben Chaplin as Kevin Henry, Jason Watkins as Nigel Pauling, Nikki Amuka-Bird as Amadia Kalu QC, Anthony Calf as Mark Berner, Rosie Cavaliero as Marina Green, Eileen Walsh as Naomi Henry, Nicholas Jones as Professor Rodney Carter and others.
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A24 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 released the trailer for "The Children Act" you can watch here:
The Children Act | Official Trailer | A24.
Here is a short review of "The Children Act" movie plot summary.
Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is a judge in the Family Division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. A case is brought before her involving a 17-year-old boy, Adam Henry (Fionn Whitehead), who is suffering from leukaemia. Adam's doctors want to perform a blood transfusion, as that will allow them to use more drugs to cure him. However, Adam and his parents are Jehovah's Witnesses, and believe that having a blood transfusion is against biblical principles. Fiona goes to the hospital to see Adam. The two talk, with Fiona attempting to determine what it is that Adam really wants, and whether he has been persuaded by his parents. Adam starts to play "Down by the Salley Gardens", which Fiona then sings. Adam is very drawn to Fiona, and begs her not to leave. Fiona nevertheless leaves, and returns to court. She rules that, as a matter of law, Adam's welfare is the "paramount consideration" and declares that the medical treatment, including blood transfusion, may proceed despite the absence of Adam's consent and that of his parents.
Meanwhile, Fiona's marriage is failing. Her husband, Jack (Stanley Tucci), has said that he wants to have an affair with a colleague. He has become tired of Fiona constantly working and never having time for him. He says that he will have an affair, but is being totally open about it. He claims that he has never stopped, and will never stop, loving her. He packs his bags and drives off. She carries on with work without making contact and changes the locks. He returns after two days. After letting him in, Fiona acts very coldly towards him, resulting in an argument between the two, after Fiona is seen to have been to the office of a divorce solicitor.
Here is the full cast and characters of "The Children Act" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"The Children Act" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 9, 2017 (TIFF), on August 24, 2018 (United Kingdom) and on September 14, 2018 (United States) distributing by A24 (United States), Entertainment One (United Kingdom), DirecTV Cinema, GEM Entertainment, Bir Film, ARP Sélection, BIM Distribuzione, Cinéart, Shaw Organisation, Spentzos Films, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Concorde Filmverleih, Concorde Home Entertainment, NOS Audiovisuais and Vértigo.
The duration of the film is 105 minutes. The film grossed over $17.7 million.
"The Children Act" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"The Children Act" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 74/100. The audience also likes the film.
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