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Overall A-

When Elizabeth (Brenda Blethyn) cannot contact her daughter after the 2005 London bombings, she heads into the city to try and find out what has happened to her adult child. During her search she keeps bumping into Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyaté), a Muslim man who is also looking for his missing son. Before long she begins to suspect there may be a reason why their paths keep crossing.

Violence B-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B+
Substance Use B+

Talk to your kids about…

London River

Despite their outward appearances and life experiences, what things do Elizabeth and Ousmane have in common? How do they discover these shared aspects? How can tragedy either bring people together or force them apart?

Why do you think Jane was hesitant to tell her mother about her life in London? How can a parent’s expectations influence the decisions of a grown child?

How do the characters in this story deal with grief, both initially and in the long term?