Vera Drake (Widescreen)

Starring: Philip Davis & Imelda Staunton Director: Mike Leigh  Rated: R: Restricted
Vera Drake (Widescreen)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby 2.0 Surround Stereo - English
    • Dolby 5.1 Surround - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 10/15/2004
"[S]tunning and compassionate....Leigh goes somewhere deeper in his lifelong cinematic interest in class bonds and conflicts."
Premiere - 11/01/2004
"Imelda Staunton is absolutely astonishing in the title role of this quiet, sad film..."
Rolling Stone - 10/28/2004
"Using Staunton's face as his canvas, Leigh crafts a powerfully moving film that is unmissable and unforgettable."
Los Angeles Times - 10/22/2004
"[The film] belongs entirely to its actors, whose collective portrayal of a bygone generation is remarkable."
USA Today - 10/22/2004
"This is the kind of people-driven story that the movies used to give us -- before special effects took over."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 10/01/2004
"You won't forget the raw intensity of Staunton's performance....This is a powerful and timely film..."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/2005
"An exceptional breadth of context and compassion is evident here, though the film is as much a triumph of production design as it is of acting, writing and direction..."

Product Description:

Based on a true story, Vera Drake tells of a woman in 1950s England who is devoted to caring for her family, but secretly aids women who want to terminated unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel.

Source: Warner Home Video

Description by Warner Home Video:

Based on a true story, Vera Drake tells of a woman in 1950s England who is devoted to caring for her family, but secretly aids women who want to terminated unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel.

Plot Keywords:

British | England | Essential Cinema | Family Interaction | Family Life | Heroines | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • THEATRICAL RELEASE: OCTOBER 10, 2004 (LIMITED)
  • This film was included in the 42nd New York Film Festival organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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  • Sales Rank: 32,872
  • UPC: 794043784125
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