Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: November 29, 2013
DVD: April 15, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.69
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Cast: Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, Charlie Murphy

Inspiration: Philomena Lee


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.

Director: Stephen Frears
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Tracey Seaward, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan
Screenplay: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
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