The Children Act is a riveting drama adapted by Ian McEwan from his best-selling 2014 novel.
4 pm showing added !
Monday 26 November at the Norwood Theatre
4:00 p.m. Doors and Reservation Desk open at 3:30
7:00 p.m. Doors and Reservation Desk open at 6:15
Patrons who have purchased tickets for the 7pm show are welcome to attend the 4pm screening if they wish but are encouraged to exchange the purchased tickets at Muskoka Natural Foods or to send an email to change your reservation. firstname.lastname@example.org
However, ticket holders for the 4pm screening may only attend the 4pm show or take your chances at the reservation desk that 7 pm tickets may be available.
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? Fiona 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.
While Whitehead, as a young man torn between the teachings of his church and the untapped possibilities of adulthood, delivers a performance both disturbing and touching, and Stanley Tucci exudes warmth as Thompson’s restless husband, it’s Thompson who carries the film, both literally – she’s rarely off-screen – and emotionally.
Mark Medley, The Globe and Mail