Philomena

PG-13| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
In 1952, Irish teenager Philomena (Judi Dench) became pregnant out of wedlock and was sent to a convent. When her baby, Anthony, was a toddler, the nuns took Philomena's child away from her and put him up for adoption in the United States. For the next 50 years, she searched tirelessly for her son. When former BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) learns of the story, he becomes her ally. They travel together to America to find Anthony and become unexpectedly close in the process.

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Genres: Docudrama

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Philomena (2013)

Release Date: November 22nd, 2013|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • It's Dench, showing how faith and hellraising can reside in the same woman, who makes Philomena moving and memorable. show more

  • Mr. Coogan, lavishly talented as a comic, and a comic actor, is fairly monotonous in the mostly serious role he wrote for himself. That leaves Ms. Dench to carry the picture, which she does, up to a point, with her usual delicacy and grace. show more

  • The Catholic Church does not come off well in Philomena, but then, what else is new? And the film isn't so much an indictment of institutional unkindness as it is a story of resilience, resolution - and human kindness. show more

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  • May 02, 2014 jacquejo
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    Judi Dench is very special

  • March 08, 2014 citibigbucks
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    AS usual, short review. Great acting,great photography, but alas,the story is boring. Two stars.

  • February 25, 2014 ssass3101
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    Great Movie!

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