In this powerful adaption of Ian McEwan’s novel, Fiona Maye (Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge presiding over ethically complex cases of family law. In a moment of personal crisis, as her marriage to American professor Jack (Tucci) reaches breaking point, she is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Whitehead). A brilliant young boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion, Adam is still technically a child, only three months away from his 18th birthday. When the pair meet, strong emotions and long-buried feelings are stirred, leading to an impossible moral decision for Fiona.
“A typically marvellous performance from Emma Thompson.” Variety