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R| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
In 1950s England, housekeeper Vera Drake (Imelda Staunton) is a kindly wife and mother who offers selfless devotion and unwavering care to her family, which includes her husband (Philip Davis) and two grown children (Alex Kelly, Daniel Mays). However, unknown to her friends and family, Drake provides abortions to local women with unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities learn of her illegal activities, Drake loses the admiration of many around her -- and possibly her freedom.

Cast: Imelda Staunton , Philip Davis , Peter Wight , Adrian Scarborough , Heather Craney , Daniel Mays , Alex Kelly , Sally Hawkins

Director: Mike Leigh

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fine Line Features

Vera Drake (2004)

Release Date: October 10th, 2004|2 hr. 5 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Using Staunton's face as his canvas, Leigh crafts a powerfully moving film that is unmissable and unforgettable. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Expansive, but succinct. Leigh tells a small story and doesn't try to make something huge of it. show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    This is the kind of people-driven story that the movies used to give us - before special effects took over. show more

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