Ben Kingsley heads a talented cast in THE CHILDREN, a well-directed and visually stunning film adaptation of the Edith Wharton novel.
Set in 1920s Europe, the story revolves around a middle-aged engineer, Martin Boyne (Kingsley), whose life is turned upside down when he takes in a group of children. After five years of corresponding with the now-widowed Rose Sellars (Kim Novak), Martin finally journeys overseas to marry her. But
enroute he stops in Venice to see old college chum Cliffe Wheater (Joe Don Baker), a loud American who's in shipping. Cliffe and his wife Joyce (Geraldine Chaplin) have a number of children--some hers, some his and some adopted. After sp...