We don’t see Emma Thompson or Stanley Tucci often enough! Here she plays a British judge faced with a life and death decision dealing with a young Jehovah Witness who is refusing a blood transfusion. An intense, and thought-provoking film with great performances. B

-Mr. Movie Reviews

Movie R 2017 ‧ Drama ‧ 1h 46m

In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family’s refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.

Director: Richard Eyre
Adapted from: The Children Act
Screenplay: Ian McEwan