Vera Drake

2004 R 2h 5m DVD

Vera Drake

2004 R 2h 5m DVD
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Vera Drake spends her days doting on her working-class family in 1950s England. But Vera also has a secret side: She visits women and helps them induce miscarriages. When the authorities get wind of her activities, Vera's world quickly falls apart.
Imelda Staunton, Richard Graham, Eddie Marsan, Anna Keaveney, Alex Kelly, Daniel Mays, Phil Davis, Lesley Manville, Sally Hawkins, Simon Chandler
Mike Leigh
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is about a woman who performs illegal abortions in 1950s England. She is shown as very loving and caring for her family and everyone around her. The abortions are described as "helping out" young women. Her illegal activity brings heavy consequences both for her and her family. Also, a man forces himself onto a woman who later gets pregnant. Another woman climbs on top of her husband in bed with the intent of having sex and getting pregnant. Nothing sexual or abortion-related is shown or spoken about graphically.

Sexual Content

Discussion of pregnancy and abortion, but nothing explicit is said or shown.


One scene of a man forcing himself upon a woman.


Not applicable.

Social Behavior

This movie centers on a woman performing illegal abortions in the spirit of helping out.


Not applicable.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some social drinking, and a rapist in one scene is drunk.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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