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Vera Drake
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4 years, 9 months ago at May 3 14:48
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In England in 1950, Vera Drake is a good-hearted middle-aged woman caring for her family and friends in the neighborhood. At the same time secretly helping girls deal with the problem of unwanted pregnancies, without any moral dilemma. But when an accident after the authorities learn that engage in illegal practices, significant changes will be made ​​in her life. The police patrol will visit ... read more

A very good movie

3 years, 4 months ago at Sep 16 10:31
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Since I kept hearing good things about this movie, I was really eager to check it out. Since it was directed by Mike Leigh, one of the most heralded British directors, I was pretty sure I was in good hands. And, I wasn't disappointed. Indeed, it is a striking study about abortion in 1950s England with a fascinating central character, Vera Drake. Until then, Imelda Staunton was known for playing su... read more
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Vera Drake is a selfless woman who is completely devoted to, and loved by, her working class family. She spends her days doting on them and caring for her sick neighbor and elderly mother. However, she also secretly visits women and helps them induce miscarriages for unwanted pregnancies. While the practice itself was illegal in 1950s England, Vera sees herself as simply helping women in need, and always does so with a smile and kind words of encouragement. When the authorities finally find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel.
Release date: 4 February 2005
UPC: 794043784125
Tags: Drama (10), Pregnancy (5), Abortion (5), 2000s (4), Family (4), Crime (4), England (4), Rape (4), Prison (4), 2004 (4), Compassion (3), Character Name In Title (3), 1950s (3), (3), Miscarriage (1), Lightbulb Tester (1), D Day (1), Lawyer (1), Color (1), House Cleaner (1)
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A very good movie

“Since I kept hearing good things about this movie, I was really eager to check it out. Since it was directed by Mike Leigh, one of the most heralded British directors, I was pretty sure I was in good hands. And, I wasn't disappointed. Indeed, it is a striking study about abortion in 1950s England with a fascinating central character, Vera Drake. Until then, Imelda Staunton was known for playing supporting characters but I never suspect she could blow me away like this. It was a really terrific performance and, in my opinion, she deserved the Best Leading Actress Academy Award which was eventually won by Hilary Swank for her performance in 'Million Dollar Baby'. The most fascinating thing is that even if you are pro-choice like me, you're never sure if you should be supportive with Vera Dra” read more

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“In England in 1950, Vera Drake is a good-hearted middle-aged woman caring for her family and friends in the neighborhood. At the same time secretly helping girls deal with the problem of unwanted pregnancies, without any moral dilemma. But when an accident after the authorities learn that engage in illegal practices, significant changes will be made ​​in her life. The police patrol will visit the home of the peasant family and she will be confronted with justice.

This film by acclaimed British director Mike Leigh is nostalgically recreating the original London 50, Vera Drake is moving in the familiar style of the Leigh. The characters come from the working classes and face difficult dilemmas. The family has its own role as a cohesive link between members and means of coping w” read more

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