I just wanted to say we (me, my husband, our daughter, my husband's best friend) finally got to see a film I've been hearing great things about, made from a book I really admire by P. D. James.
Children of Men, it's called.
I thought it was excellent, but I wanted to say so here, since it's a movie I'd feel the poorer for not having seen. It's got timeless themes undergirding it, but it also speaks to the moment -- vividly. The acting is all top-quality, the cinematography and film editing super.
Alfonso Cuarón also made The Prisoner of Azkaban, and I can see some similarities. This film really gives the audience a pounding -- but a good pounding -- emotionally, mentally and viscerally.
It's got a few flaws, but they don't take away from the quality of the film. (Happily, watching it on DVD will correct the one that most bothers me, if I can wait that long to see it again.)
Here's a link to the reviews at Rotten Tomatoes, at the Online Film Critic's Society -- OFCS, and its site at IMDb.
Note: When you comment, please remember to mark anything that reveals the plot with a "SPOILERS" notice. Thanks!