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Vera Drake (2004) - Movie Details

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Drama Foreign
125 min.
Release Date
October 10, 2004 (LA/NY)
DVD Release Date
March 29, 2005 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
125 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for of strong thematic material

Vera Drake is a portrait of a selfless woman who is totally dedicated to her loving working class family. Her days are filled with time spent doting on them even as she also is devoted to caring for her sick neighbor and elderly mother. Vera has a secret side, though. Unbeknownst to family and friends, she visits women and helps them to induce miscarriages for their unwanted pregnancies, a practice that is illegal in 1950s... Full synopsis »

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Abortion is one of the most pressing issues of our time, even if it is merely a social one. Well, it should be a social one, but certain special interest groups and the most amazingly intelligent President ever in the history of the United States (note sarcasm) have turned it into a moral and even constitutional battle. Personally, I consider the mess we've made of the world, Social Security, education and discrimination against gays more important, but obviously not everyone agrees. Full movie review »
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