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'The Children Act' is that rarest of things: an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns.
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The Children Act

Fiona Maye (Emma 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 (Stanley Tucci) is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn 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? She 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.

Played at

Claremont 5, 9.28.18 - 10.04.18
Playhouse 7, 9.21.18 - 9.27.18
Town Center 5, 9.21.18 - 9.27.18
Royal, 9.14.18 - 10.04.18
Rated R Closed Captioning Available Closed Captioning Available
Runtime: 105 min
Language: English
FEATURED REVIEW: David Ehrlich, Indiewire
Richard Eyre’s “The Children Act,” which “Atonement” writer Ian McEwan has adapted to from his own novel of the same name, begins with Jude Fiona Maye (an extraordinary Emma Thompson) imposingly perched behind the bench of her London courtroom and adjudi...