This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to another. She has four children, of four different fathers, who came to the attention of Social Services when they were injured in a fire. Subsequently, Maggie was found to be an "unfit mother" and her children were removed from her care. She finally meets the man of her dreams, a Paraguayan expatriate, and they start a family together. Unfortunately, Social Services seems unwilling to accept that her life has changed and rends them from their new children. She and Jorge together, and separately, fight Social Services, Immigration, and other government bureaucrats in a desperate battle to make their family whole again.
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
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Roger Ebert stated Crissy Rocks performance as 'Maggie' was the strongest of 1994. See more
Sometime I find I don't want to belong to my country, don't want to miss it. I don't want to love it because I have no hope left, but you have to love something, or you are empty.
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