Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain—a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

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Mike Leigh’s dedicated troupe of performers (including Happy Go Lucky stars Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan) are led by a spectacular Imelda Staunton in this compelling family drama: an astute and intelligent 1950s political period piece. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

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