The Child in Time

The Child in Time

DVD - 2018
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A lyrical and heart-breaking exploration of love, loss, and the power of things unseen, based on the award-winning novel by Ian McEwan and adapted by Stephen Butchard. With tenderness and insight, the movie explores a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope, and acceptance.
Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781531704018
Branch Call Number: CHI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 minutes) : sound, color ; 12 cm
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Sep 17, 2018

Well directed, produced and acted. The weak point is the writing. Doesn't quite work.

Sep 11, 2018

Excruciatingly slow. Would have been a good 30 minute show, or maybe an hours TV program with plenty of commercial breaks. Lots of time to remember cliche metaphors, watching paint dry, watching grass grow, Cowboy Junkies on Quaalude and so on. So if you couldn't keep up with the dizzying pace of Longmire with its action packed scenes and fast talking hero, you'll enjoy this. NOT BBC quality, although Cumberbatch was delightful as always.

Jul 19, 2018

An amazingly effective cast and story. Only this group of actors could have made this very interesting story believable!

Jul 13, 2018

Though the plot is described in the "Library Journal" on this website, I sort of hope you don't read it! I had only the vaguest idea about the story when I sat down to watch it, and was amazed. For me, "ingenious" best describes it: the multiple meanings of "child in time" ... it's a story that I never could have concocted! The entire cast is terrific too. Many thanks to the library for adding this to its collection.

Jun 19, 2018

This movie aired on PBS this spring. What would you do if your young daughter disappears without a trace while out shopping with you? This movie deals with the fall out, the after math of such a tragedy, and the differing responses and reactions by the parents of the child. An excellent movie. A different role for Benedict Cumberbatch. Nevertheless his performance is genuine, emotionally charged and heart wrenching.

May 07, 2018

wonderful movie. with the twist and turns I thought about it for days.

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