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The Children Act (M)

Judge Fiona Maye is married to her work, which has become a problem for her husband, Jack, who announces that he wants to have an affair. Treating the matter more as an annoyance than a life-altering crisis, Fiona kicks Jack out and focuses on her current case. The question: should a couple who are Jehovah’s Witnesses be permitted to deny a life-saving blood transfusion to their leukemia-stricken 17-year-old son? Fiona finds herself taking unusual measures to determine her verdict — measures that will have far-reaching consequences.

Starring: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

Runtime: 105 minutes

Rating: M (Offensive language)