D: Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Stage Beauty, Iris).
S: Emma Thompson, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Eileen Walsh, Stanley Tucci.
Far from a satisfactory examination of existential crises. Richard Eyre is not a good filmmaker at the best of times, but this is tripe. A contender for worst film of the year.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/the-children-act.html