The Children Act – Trailer 1 – Emma Thompson

The Children Act
The Children Act is a film that looks very well-intentioned, and with some great names in the cast, but it looks extremely dull.

As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work – should she force a teenage boy, Adam (Dunkirk‘s lead, 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.

Even just watching this trailer, I was being bored into a coma, as the acting and the plot look like they have the gravitas of a Channel 5 afternoon TV movie.

The Children Act is released in the UK on August 24th.

Director: Richard Eyre
Writer: Ian McEwan
Also stars: Ben Chaplin, Jason Watkins, Rosie Cavaliero, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rupert Vansittart, Anthony Calf

Check out the trailer below and click on the new poster for the full-size image.