In 1950s England, abortionist Vera Drake (Imelda Staunton
) finds her beliefs and practices clash with public morals - and create a conflict that leads to tragedy.
When i first watched the film i thought it was pretty good but the acting wasn`t brilliant, but my teacher told me that the cast hadn`t rehearsed it before, she said that they just improvised on the set. this made me appreciate it alot more and think how hard it must have been for the actors. my favourite bit is at the christmas party when Reg says that it was the best christmas party he had ever been to!
As someone from a working class background, whose father hailed from London I could so identify with the characters and the working class culture they typified. I notice some people, particulary Americans, found it hard to understand how the characters behaved at times- why Vera didnt defend herself more, but to me the whole film was just perfectly realistic of the class, place and times.