The Child in Time (2017) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Child in Time

Julian Farino, 2017

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The Child in Time
Ian McEwan, 1987

The Child in Time is a movie directed by Julian Farino in 2017 and based on the book of the same name by Ian McEwan, first published in 1987. The movie features Benedict Cumberbatch, Kelly MacDonald, Stephen Campbell Moore, Saskia Reeves, Anna Madeley, Lucy Liemann, and others.

What users say

“The book is better than the movie”

But the movie is worth watching.

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RATING

6.1

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Child in Time (Julian Farino, 2017)

7.1

/ 10

Book Cover: The Child in Time (Ian McEwan, 1987)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Child in Time, the 1987 book by Ian McEwan.

The Child in Time

Read by: Simon Prebble

Storyline

A successful writer of children’s books is confronted with the unthinkable —he loses his only child, four-year-old Kate, in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, he realises his daughter is gone. Kate’s absence sets Stephen and his wife on diverging paths as both struggle with an all-consuming grief.

Genres

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Child in Time, the 2017 movie by Julian Farino

Year

2017

Minutes

82

Movie Rate

6.10

Source: IMDb

Cover of The Child in Time, the 1987 book by Ian McEwan

Year

1987

Pages

263

Book Rate

7.16

S: Goodreads

Book

The Child in Time

Country: UK

First published in: 1987

Length: 263 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Which is better?

Poster of The Child in Time, the 2017 movie by Julian Farino

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Poster of The Child in Time, the 2017 movie by Julian Farino

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6 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The Child in Time, the 1987 book by Ian McEwan

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3 votes

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