Vera Drake

Heartrending even by the standards of director Mike Leigh's most sentimental films, his somewhat reductive treatment of a complex subject is saved by yet another typically brilliant cast. London, 1950: Chipper Vera Drake (Imelda Staunton) is a hardworking wife and mother who supplements the income her husband, Stan (Phil Davis), brings home from his brother's...read more

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02:10 — Vera Drake tells the story of a working class woman in London in 1950, whose values conflict with the social norms of the period.

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  • Released: 2004
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Heartrending even by the standards of director Mike Leigh's most sentimental films, his somewhat reductive treatment of a complex subject is saved by yet another typically brilliant cast. London, 1950: Chipper Vera Drake (Imelda Staunton) is a hardworking… (more)

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