When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
June Diane Raphael
Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local ... See full summary »
English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union (Russia), which enables them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century.Written by
As a parent, I was surprised that this film was rated 12A. I made the mistake not to read carefully the reasons for it being rated 12A. I now realise that you need to read these reasons on IMDb.com or bbfc.co.uk. As the film started it stated after the rating: Moderate sex, suicide references. That made me uneasy as I had a child with me. I had not expected that. In my opinion, a rating of 15 is more appropriate as 12 or 12A encourages bringing these younger age groups. There are a number of scenes showing people in bed. Then there is a scene showing a suicide, and in my opinion, this scene is not accurately described as having suicide references. There is a close up, and it is clear what it is.
The film itself was interesting as an historical film, and Judi Dench does a great job. I didn't find the flashbacks confusing.
Hope this is helpful for parents.
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