The Children Act

The Children Act

Ian McEwan follows On Chesil Beach with another adaptation of one of his own books. It tells the story of a high court judge (an excellent Emma Thompson) whose attempts to balance her chaotic personal life with a case involving a young hospital patient (Fionn Whitehead) who refuses a blood transfusion because he is a Jehovah’s Witness.

Richard Eyre’s heartfelt film explores the grey area in the relationship between personal choice and the law.


Richard Eyre


Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin

Running Time:

105 minutes


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