Rent Vera Drake (2004)

3.6 of 5 from 360 ratings
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Synopsis:
London, 1950: Vera Drake lives with her husband Stan and their grown-up children, Sid and Ethel. They are not rich, but they are a happy, close-knit family. Vera cleans houses, Stan is a mechanic in his brother's garage, Sid works for a tailor and Ethel works in a factory testing lightbulbs. But selfless Vera has a sideline, which she keeps secret from all those around her. Without accepting payment she helps young women to end their unwanted pregnancies.
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Directors:
Writers:
Mike Leigh
Others:
Jim Clark, Phil Davis, Jacqueline Durran, Eve Stewart, Christine Blundell
Studio:
Momentum
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
Awards:

2005 BAFTA Best Actress

2005 BAFTA Best Costumes

2005 BAFTA Best Direction

2004 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion

2004 Venice Film Festival Best Actress

BBFC:
Release Date:
11/04/2005
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Cast and crew documentary
  • Trailer

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Reviews (6) of Vera Drake

Slow moving but superb acting - Vera Drake review by Pete W

Spoiler Alert
02/07/2007

Mike Leigh invokes the atmosphere of London in 1950 perfectly. Vera Drake is an ordinary caring housewife and mother with a secret which eventually shames herself and her family. The only slightly heavy handed part of the story overemphasises the "one law for the rich, one for the poor" point which the film makes. Excellent acting all round with not a weak cast member but Imelda Staunton is a revelation.

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