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* WarIsHell: We never see it ourselves, but just from the little we hear of war from Stanley, Reg, and Sid, it's obvious that it's taken its toll, particularly on Sid.

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* WarIsHell: We never see it ourselves, but just from the little we hear of war from Stanley, Reg, and Sid, it's obvious that it's taken its toll, particularly on Sid.Sid.
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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: The abortion method Vera uses in the film is shown as largely safe, with just one of her patients suffering a complication. Yet in reality it was invariably fatal. Former nurse Jennifer Worth, of ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' fame, criticized it for this.

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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: The method of abortion method which Vera uses in the film is shown as largely safe, with just one of her patients suffering a complication. Yet in reality it was actually invariably fatal. Former nurse lethal-there's no way she'd have used this for twenty years before having a fatality. It's also extremely painful-they would not be getting up after that like nothing happened. Jennifer Worth, Worth of ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' fame, fame [[http://www.theguardian.com/film/2005/jan/06/health.healthandwellbeing harshly criticized it for this.the portrayal]].


''Vera Drake'' is a 2004 British drama film written and directed by Creator/MikeLeigh, starring Creator/ImeldaStaunton and Creator/RichardGraham. It tells the story of a working-class woman in England who performs secret abortions in the 1950s, when abortion was still illegal.

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''Vera Drake'' is a 2004 British drama film written and directed by Creator/MikeLeigh, starring Creator/ImeldaStaunton and Creator/RichardGraham.Richard Graham. It tells the story of a working-class woman in England who performs secret abortions in the 1950s, when abortion was still illegal.



* AntiHero: Vera's partner Lily, through whom she gets most of her patients. Vera eventually learns that Lily is charging the women for the abortions and neither telling Vera nor offering her any of the money. (Not that Vera would accept it anyway, but still.)

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* AntiHero: Vera's partner Lily, through whom she gets most of her patients. Vera eventually learns that Lily is charging the women for the abortions and neither telling Vera nor offering her any of the money. (Not money (not that Vera would accept it anyway, but still.)still).
* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: The abortion method Vera uses in the film is shown as largely safe, with just one of her patients suffering a complication. Yet in reality it was invariably fatal. Former nurse Jennifer Worth, of ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' fame, criticized it for this.

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''Vera Drake'' is a 2004 British drama film written and directed by Creator/MikeLeigh, starring Imelda Staunton and Richard Graham. It tells the story of a working-class woman in England who performs secret abortions in the 1950s, when abortion was still illegal.

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''Vera Drake'' is a 2004 British drama film written and directed by Creator/MikeLeigh, starring Imelda Staunton Creator/ImeldaStaunton and Richard Graham.Creator/RichardGraham. It tells the story of a working-class woman in England who performs secret abortions in the 1950s, when abortion was still illegal.


''Vera Drake'' is a 2004 film written and directed by Creator/MikeLeigh and starring Imelda Staunton and Richard Graham. It tells the story of a working-class woman in England who performs secret abortions in the 1950s, when abortion was still illegal. NeedsWikiMagicLove.

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''Vera Drake'' is a 2004 British drama film written and directed by Creator/MikeLeigh and Creator/MikeLeigh, starring Imelda Staunton and Richard Graham. It tells the story of a working-class woman in England who performs secret abortions in the 1950s, when abortion was still illegal.

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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: The method of abortion which Vera uses was actually invariably lethal-there's no way she'd have used this for twenty years before having a fatality. It's also extremely painful-they would not be getting up after that like nothing happened. Jennifer Worth of ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' fame [[http://www.theguardian.com/film/2005/jan/06/health.healthandwellbeing harshly criticized the portrayal]].


* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: The method which Vera uses was actually invariably lethal-there's no way she'd have used this for twenty years before having a fatality. It's also extremely painful-they would not be getting up after that like nothing happened. Jennifer Worth of ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' fame [[http://www.theguardian.com/film/2005/jan/06/health.healthandwellbeing harshly criticized the portrayal]].

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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: The method of abortion which Vera uses was actually invariably lethal-there's no way she'd have used this for twenty years before having a fatality. It's also extremely painful-they would not be getting up after that like nothing happened. Jennifer Worth of ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' fame [[http://www.theguardian.com/film/2005/jan/06/health.healthandwellbeing harshly criticized the portrayal]].


* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: The method which Vera uses was actually invariably lethal-there's no way she'd have used this for twenty years before having a fatality. It's also extremely painful-they would not be getting up after that like nothing happened. Jennifer Worth of ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' fame [[http://www.theguardian.com/film/2005/jan/06/health.healthandwellbeing harshly criticized the portrayal]].



* InsanityDefense: Susan's doctor coaches her to lie to her psychiatrist and say she has a family history of mental illness and will kill herself if she must take the pregnancy to term. Justified since this is the only way she can obtain an abortion legally, and even then, the price is steep.

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* InsanityDefense: Susan's doctor coaches her to lie to her psychiatrist and say she has a family history of mental illness and will kill herself if she must take the pregnancy to term. Justified [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since this is the only way she can obtain an abortion legally, and even then, the price is steep.



* TheStoic: Sid, strongly hinted to be the result of ShellShockedVeteran.

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* TheStoic: Sid, strongly hinted to be as the result of being a ShellShockedVeteran.


* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: The subplot involving Susan, the girl from a rich family who becomes pregnant through date-rape and gets a borderline-legal abortion, while poor women have to go to Vera.



* WarIsHell: We never see it ourselves, but just from the little we hear of war from Stanley, Reg, and Sid, it's obvious that it's taken its toll, particularly on Sid.

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* WarIsHell: We never see it ourselves, but just from the little we hear of war from Stanley, Reg, and Sid, it's obvious that it's taken its toll, particularly on Sid.


''Vera Drake'' is a 2004 film written and directed by Mike Leigh and starring Imelda Staunton and Richard Graham. It tells the story of a working-class woman in England who performs secret abortions in the 1950s, when abortion was still illegal. NeedsWikiMagicLove.

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''Vera Drake'' is a 2004 film written and directed by Mike Leigh Creator/MikeLeigh and starring Imelda Staunton and Richard Graham. It tells the story of a working-class woman in England who performs secret abortions in the 1950s, when abortion was still illegal. NeedsWikiMagicLove.

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* DescriptionCut: A variation. One scene ends with one of Vera's patients saying that "men don't understand anything." Cut to Susan getting a legal abortion by lying to her psychiatrist, after she was coached on what to say by her male physician.


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''Vera Drake'' is a 2004 film written and directed by Mike Leigh and starring Imelda Staunton and Richard Graham. It tells the story of a working-class woman in England who performs secret abortions in the 1950s, when abortion was still illegal. In need of more WikiMagic.
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