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(9704) 6.7 105 min 2017

The Children Act is a movie starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Ben Chaplin. As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.

Starring
Stanley Tucci, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ben Chaplin, Emma Thompson
Genres
Drama
Director
Richard Eyre

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Drama
Director Richard Eyre
Writer Ian McEwan, Ian McEwan
Stars Stanley Tucci, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ben Chaplin, Emma Thompson
Country UK, USA
Also Known As A Balada de Adam Henry, Dommerens valg, L'intérêt de l'enfant, El veredicto (La ley del menor), Domaren, El veredicto. La ley del menor, En dommers dilemma, Tovat ha'yeled, 判決, Sodnica, Νόμος περί τέκνων, My Lady, Um Ato de Esperança, The Judge, Kindeswohl, The Children Act - Il verdetto, ザ・チルドレン・アクト
Runtime 1H 45M
Description As her marriage to Jack Faye (Stanley Tucci) flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Dame Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam Henry (Fionn Whitehead), to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

Top reviews

Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 14:39

Having seen two different versions of this movie in recent months, I have to say, it was the first time I have ever been to a theatre that had both versions of the movie in one row. It is quite simply one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life. While it has been much talked about since it came out, I have only heard a little about it, and very little about the story behind it. This movie has to be one of the best movies of the year. It is a combination of the children's novels by Anne Lamott and this book that tells the story of a group of children in a rural American town. The story, "The Children Act", is about a girl named Sara who is about to go to school and her friends who are her siblings and they are being harassed by bullies who are trying to kill them. I could go on and on about the characters and how great they are in the movie, but I will just leave you with this. I have been a big fan of this movie since it was first released. I have seen it several times and I am so happy to have gotten to see it so many times since it came out. I think it deserves the top spot in the movie theater for the year it was released. There are several different versions of the movie, but they all have one thing in common. They all start with the main character saying, "What is it like to be a child?" The movie starts out with this line, and it is that powerful. There is no slow spots, no boring parts. Just that powerful line. One thing I really love about this movie is that it does not take itself too seriously. There is no CGI, and no explosions. There is a plot, and it is real. I have never been to a movie that is full of action, but this one is full of it. The acting is phenomenal. The actors are all good, and the kids are fantastic. While there is no doubt that it is a children's movie, there is no question that the children are the best actors. I have seen many children movies, and most of them are cheesy and cliche, but not this one. I saw a version of this that is so much better than the original that I have never seen a movie with this much good acting. The first time I saw it I was so surprised. I had to watch it twice to understand the full effect that it had on me. There is one thing that everyone knows about children's movies, and that is that they are always the best. This is true, and I have to give it to the children for pulling off this movie. This is a perfect movie for people of any age. A great movie, a great movie. I will be buying this movie, and I will be recommending it to everyone I know. You have to see it to believe it. 8/10
Saturday, 25 Jul 2020 11:15

The story takes place in 1979 and the US military, in their role as advisors to the Nicaraguan government, put some people in the region under house arrest. To try to bring them back, the US military decides to turn their house over to the local Nicaraguan police and let them use the house as a base. One of the people they turn over to is a young boy named Peter, played by John Mahoney. Peter has a difficult childhood and his mother, Sara, a prostitute, doesn't want him to be a soldier. He has a hard time adjusting to the war and his first contact with the Marines is when he volunteers for the first time. He is assigned to a sniper unit in a base in Managua. He's pretty much put in the same group as all the other guys. When they come home to live with their parents, the war gets hot. Peter's mother, Sara, does everything to keep Peter from seeing his father. Peter, however, does and he is intrigued by what he sees. He decides he wants to serve in the military and goes through training. One of the things he finds out is that he is not like the other guys in the unit. He gets to talk to his dad and meets his wife, Rita. Peter gets assigned to a sniper team in the Philippines. He is sent there to kill a drug lord, but he also gets a girlfriend, Lucy. He meets an officer, Conchita, played by the always-beautiful Patricia Arquette. She is assigned to work with him in a prison camp. When Conchita is taken hostage, the Marines are on the case. They come across a wounded man, who has a girl with him. Conchita takes Lucy to the hospital. When the man is released from the hospital, Conchita is arrested and taken to a jail. Conchita's girlfriend, Rita, is freed and they set out to find Conchita. They find her and Conchita escapes to Managua. It's a very slow moving film, but I think it's one of the best war movies I've ever seen. It's a shame the film doesn't get a wider release because it's so good.


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