Vera Drake: Films in 50 words-ish

Suffering less than most from Leigh’s tendency to err on the side of caricature, Vera Drake is a tender, often comic portrait of 1950s Britain; optimism’s emerging alongside consumerism; rationing’s created a burgeoning black market. And well-meaning, naïve Vera’s unthinking willingness to ‘help girls out’ opens her to exploitation and ultimately rips her world apart.
7.5 out of 10.
Director: Mike Leigh Staring: Imelda Staunton
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