The Children Act
Director: Richard Eyre
Writer: Ian McEwan
Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead
Based on the novel of the same name by Ian McEwan
As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) founders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam (Fionn Whitehead), to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.