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"Vera Drake" DVD


DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005

Tagline: "Wife. Mother. Criminal."

Length: 125 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for depiction of strong thematic material

Movie Summary:
Imelda Staunton gives a memorable performance in the title role of this powerful drama that was written and directed by Mike Leigh. In 1950s London, middle-aged Vera Drake works as a cleaning woman and lives the life of a working-class wife with her family. Also, she secretly performs abortions for desperate women, and she doesn't charge for her services. But Vera's world is turned upside down when she becomes a target of law enforcement.

Selected Special DVD Features:

• Widescreen

Formats Available: The above information on special features refers to the DVD. Check for availability on VHS.

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