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Philomena

An aging Irishwoman teams with a floundering journalist to find the son she was forced to give up for adoption 50 years ago.

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One of the most eloquent, powerful and perfect movies I have ever seen.

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock - something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of - and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

Director
Stephen Frears
Cast
Judi DenchSteve CooganMichelle FairleyBarbara JeffordAnna Maxwell MartinMare WinninghamSophie Kennedy ClarkPeter HermannRuth McCabeKate Fleetwood
Genres
Dramas, Biographical Dramas, Dramas based on Books, Dramas based on contemporary literature
Country
UK, USA
Available
Sep 22 2015

One of the most eloquent, powerful and perfect movies I have ever seen.