Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is intensely dedicated to her profession, never finding time to have her own children while fully assuming the immense responsibility of making life-and-death decisions about the children of others. As Fiona is about to embark on one of the most challenging cases of her career, Jack (Stanley Tucci) her neglected and increasingly frustrated husband, makes a shocking revelation, sending her into an emotional tailspin.
“‘The Children Act’ is that rarest of things: an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns.” – Peter Debruge, VARIETY
“‘The Children Act’ is a cerebral piece, for sure, and a disturbing one by the end, but Thompson’s performance brings life to the complex moral questions it attempts to examine.” – Fionnuala Halligan, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
“‘The Children Act’ is concerned with love, intimacy and moral responsibility and it is refreshing to see a movie which sets itself standards of this sort. Emma Thompson’s performance, so elegant and vulnerable, carries the picture.” – Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN