Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving in First 'Oranges & Sunshine' Trailer
Ripped from a disturbingly true story of a social worker's struggle to expose the scandal of the United Kingdom's forced migration of thousands of abandoned children, some as young as 4-years old, to abusive work homes in Australia, we have Jim Loach's directorial debut Oranges and Sunshine. Actress Emily Watson (Punch-Drunk Love) stars as social worker Margaret Humphreys in what seems like a promising real-life drama if it wasn't for the invasive, cheesy voiceover within this first trailer for the film. At least the performances from Watson and Hugo Weaving seem to make this worth a look. See the trailer below!
Here's the trailer for Jim Loach's Oranges and Sunshine courtesy of Thompson on Hollywood:
Oranges and Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals in recent times: the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. The film marks the feature directorial debut of Jim Loach working from a script by writer Rona Munro. The film is slated to hit limited theaters on October 21st.