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Vera Drake (2004) Imelda Staunton blazes as a stalwart mum who's also an illegal abortionist in 1950s London. You can almost smell the damp wool and feel the… 2004-10-10 R PT125M Drama Imelda Staunton Jim Broadbent Phil Davis New Line Cinema
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Vera Drake (2004)

MPAA Rating: R

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Details Limited Release: Oct 10, 2004; Rated: R; Length: 125 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Imelda Staunton; Distributor: New Line Cinema; More

Imelda Staunton blazes as a stalwart mum who's also an illegal abortionist in 1950s London. You can almost smell the damp wool and feel the worn teacups in Mike Leigh's stunning, compassionate drama.

Originally posted Oct 22, 2004 Published in issue #789 Oct 22, 2004 Order article reprints