4.5

The Children Act

Drama


 

A judge has to rule on the provision of a lifesaving transfusion for a boy whose religion forbids it.

It's no surprise how faithful this movie is to its source given that the screenplay is written by the author of the novel it's adapted from. "The Children Act" at its heart - underneath the layers of British formality and restraint - is a sophisticated story of love expressed in different relationships without being about romance per se. This thoughtful and emotional drama covers some challenging terrain and will also beguile audiences with the performances of the remarkable cast. Grown-up.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 22nd November 2018
Roadshow Films 105 mins