The Children Act


Review: Fiona Maye’s marriage is starting to crumble. She is a judge at the High Court and is working on a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious principles.
Director: Richard Eyre
Actors: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Rupert Vansittart, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Jason Watkins, Rosie Cavaliero, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Dominic Carter, Nicholas Jones, Anthony Calf, Honey Holmes, Eileen Walsh, Stacha Hicks and Paul Jesson
Year: 2017
Genre: Art House, International and Drama
Conclusion: 3/5
Adapted from the novel by Ian McEwan with the same title written in 2014. I love Emma Thompson and think she is brilliant in everything she has done. Stanley Tucci’s performance is also fantastic and he plays his part perfectly. I do think that the performances were better than the whole story-telling and narrative. Great to see Fionn Whitehead have such a major part. My only criticism is that it did remind me too much of Love Actually (2003). For instance the relationship between Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci and it felt like they also used the same shots of London as Love Actually (2003). As well as the shots of London which is similar, Emma Thompson does her emotional scene copying Love Actually. The main theme that occurs in this is the relationship between religion and the law. 


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