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Emma Thompson plays a judge in The Children Hour

Emma Thompson stars in The Children Act

I’m quite done in this week from watching the dramatic turn of events surrounding Bret Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. As I write this the president is questioning Professor Ford’s veracity, tweeting out that he has ‘‘no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn  date, time, and place!’’

My anger, my daily disgust with the procedures knows no bounds. 

I stand with Professor Ford, firmly believing this whole ‘boys will be boys’ attitude is one that must not be reflected in the makeup of our Supreme Court. While my fervent hope is that most women and men share my viewpoint I seriously doubt anything will sidetrack the party in power from pushing this nomination through and therefore having not one, but two Supreme Court Justices with a serious stain against their name. So fed up, tired, hopeless with this whole affair.

As a country, we really seem to have learned nothing from the Anita Hill hearings.

I’m really having trouble shaking this feeling off. I imagine many of you are feeling exactly the same. 

Let’s watch some Emma Thompson videos. Thompson—who always cheers me up with her wit and wisdom and whom I would happily nominate to take Kavanaugh’s place—stars as a family court judge in The Children Act based on the book by Ian McEwan. She and Fionn Whitehead talk about the film below in the second clip. In the final clip there’s a few minutes of Emma Thompson’s appearance on the Stephen Colbert show. First up, the trailer.

The Children Act starring the inimitable Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead is in theaters now. 

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