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Vera Drake (DVD)
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Vera Drake (DVD)
Advantages: great story, good acting
The story of this film begins with the life of Vera. She is happily married and has a good relationship with her children. Her daughter Ethel works for a lighting company while her son Sid is a succefull tailor. Her husband Stanley is a mechanic. Vera works as a housekeeper for many families. But she herself has also a secondary profession. She works to help young girls or older to commit an abortion. For the period from 1950 where the story takes place it was actually a pretty big taboo. So many women went to such amateur nurses. Vera does the job for several years. Because she just tries to help people while Lily asks big money for what Vera does, which Vera doesn't even know about. Unfortunately one of the operations involving a young girl named Pamela Barns doesn't go well and is just in time saved in hospital. Of course she is put under pressure to confess and the police are therefore quickly turned on Vera.
The structure of the story is substantively quite well built. You get to know Vera as you see her in her daily life. In the first phase of the story you see her just having a normal job while suddenly a girl turns up would need an abortion. Her family has no idea of what their mother is doing. But of course she runs into trouble. The acting is very good and they have emotional roles which maintain the realism of the story in a very high level. It then creates a good immersive effect that makes the movie from beginning to end interesting.
I got this movie as an present. You get a pretty powerful concept presented about a woman that helps young girls in a positive way trying to help with an abortion without having to actually observe the consequences that they could endanger someone's life with her amateurish practices. The cast of actors is substantively very well chosen and they all play their roles with great enthusiasm. The realism of the story is therefore on a very high level. In conclusion I recommend this film certainly as long as you like a heavy psychological story.
Summary: vera drake