Lisa Schwarzbaum
October 22, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Vera Drake

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
125 minutes
Limited Release Date
10/10/04
performer
Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Phil Davis
director
Mike Leigh
distributor
New Line Cinema
author
Mike Leigh
genre
Drama

We gave it an A

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.

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