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The Children Act

IMDb 6.7 105 min
Genre:
Drama
Stars:
Ben Chaplin, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead
Director:
Richard Eyre
Country:
United Kingdom
Rating:
9.3 / 23 times
Release:
2018-08-01
Synopsis:
Fiona Maye (Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Tucci) is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.