release date:November 29, 2013
Tuesday April 15, 2014 (dvd)
running time:95 min.
director:Stephen Frears
studio:Entertainment One
producer(s):Tracey Seaward, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan
screenplay:Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
cast:Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, Charlie Murphy
inspiration:Philomena Lee
Current Tribute rating: Current rating: 4.90    Rate Movie     User Reviews

Philomena Movie Synopsis

Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), along with many other unwed women, was forced by Catholic authorities in 1950s Ireland to give up her child for adoption.

After 50 years of searching for her son without any luck, Philomena convinced a recently unemployed and unapologetically cynical journalist named Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) to help her.

Based on the celebrated book by Martin Sixsmith.

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  One of the few movies now playing with a good story, great acting and non of that hi-fi, hi-tech stuff. I felt I got my moneys worth.

  Best I've seen in a long while. Totally engrossing.

  Just excellent and definitely a British finesse from the cinematography to the finely crafted story and depth of the main character. You walk away with a deep message about the life-altering importance of forgiveness. Do go see it!