4 Good UK Movies for the Weekend

The Children Act, 2017

The Children Act, 2017

The film is an absolute benefit for the wonderful Emma Thompson (“Love Actually,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Saving Mr. Banks”). Thompson plays the role of a London High Court judge who makes decisions. That often goes against the wishes of the plaintiff’s parents. Actually, “The Children’s Act” is a really existing law. It was passed back in 1989 and was designed to protect minors and promote their well-being. The protagonist, Judge Fiona, has to decide the case of 17-year-old Adam Henry, who is struggling with leukemia. He needs a blood transfusion to survive, and that goes against his family’s religion. And there are dozens of such complicated cases in Fiona’s career history each time. She renders a verdict and is pelted with a wave of public hatred that cannot but affect her and her personal life.

On Chesil Beach/On Chesil Beach, 2017.

On Chesil Beach/On Chesil Beach, 2017.

Both “Children’s Law” and “On the Shore” were based on the novels by Booker Prize winner Ian McEwan. The plot of this picture centers on a young couple of lovers from different backgrounds, with different interests and temperaments. Since the film takes place in the 1960s, before the sexual revolution, in English society. It is customary to keep virginity until marriage. It is because of the fear of intimacy that the main characters destroy their marriage. The film’s acting and aesthetics are among its pluses, though McEwan’s fans think. That there’s not much left of the book. despite the fact that the author himself wrote the screenplay.

Meet New Circumstances/Finding Your Feet, 2017

Meet New Circumstances/Finding Your Feet, 2017

A movie argues that even after the age of 50–60, you can turn your life around abruptly! The main character, Sandra, discovers that her spouse. She has been married for 35 years and has been cheated on for the past five years. So, along with her own girlfriend, Sandra seeks solace in London with her older sister. A very extravagant and interesting lady, and ends up finding him … on the dance floor! Somewhat predictable, but sweet and charming. The film may appeal to those who appreciate the British drama “Quartet” and the tragicomedy “Marigold Hotel. The Best of the Exotic.”

Lean on Pete/Lean on Pete, 2017

Lean on Pete/Lean on Pete, 2017

The main character in this film is 16-year-old Charlie. She lives with his father in a house where the only food to be found is beer and cornflakes. Charlie’s outlet is jogging, during which he notices that horses are kept near his house. By chance, the boy begins to take care of them. Except that when his favorite horse, a horse named Reliable Pete, decides to sell. The guy is not going to put up with it. Charlie steals Pete and sets off on a journey to find his aunt. The only family he has left after his father died.

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