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Philomena
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7.6 IMDB rating
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Judi Dench Judi Dench
Philomena
Steve Coogan Steve Coogan
Martin Sixsmith
Sophie Kennedy Clark Sophie Kennedy Clark
Young Philomena
Barbara Jefford Barbara Jefford
Sister Hildegarde
Ruth McCabe Ruth McCabe
Mother Barbara
Peter Hermann Peter Hermann
Pete Olsson
Sean Mahon Sean Mahon
Michael


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Steve Coogan Steve Coogan
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Jeff Pope Jeff Pope
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Philomena

3 years, 4 months ago at Mar 17 19:53
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I think Philomena ended up doing more things right than wrong, and knew I was seeing something so clearly made for prestige, but goddammit the movie ended up touching me. There’s a sweetness and purity to Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), she may not be a worldly woman, but she’s a good one. And to watch her struggle with her religious convictions, to see the foundations of her faith shaken, is to w... read more

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3 years, 4 months ago at Mar 17 2:09
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A virtuous circle for Philmena and his forced journalist friend. They found Phil's son in the graveyard of the convent where the research begins. Frears doesn´t judge anybody, he lets the journalista make the judgment and Phil the forgiveness.

HOPE & a hard effort can make u reach ur destiny

3 years, 3 months ago at Apr 15 12:11
1 vote
The movie was adapted from a book called 'The Lost Child of Philomena Lee' which was based on the true story of an Irish woman. The movie chronicles the story of Philomena's quest in search of her long lost son which travels all the way across the ocean to different countries. And again this incredible story ended in the hands of a great director. The director Stephen Fears just put some magic spe... read more
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A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
Release date: 27 November 2013
Tags: Drama (9), 2013 (9), 2010s (7), Based On True Story (6), Ireland (4), Biography (4), British (4), Biopic (3), UK (3), Road Trip (3), Religion (2), Based On Book (2), Adoption (2), Gay Son (2), BMW (2), Gay (2), Journalism (2), Washington D.C. (2), England (2), Running (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 3 months ago

A good movie

“Since I kept hearing some pretty good things about this movie (it was even nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award in 2014), I thought I should check it out. Eventually, I thought it was a decent drama but I can’t say it really blew me away. I don’t know, maybe I have seen already too many movies dealing with this subject such as ‘The Magdalene Sisters’. Furthermore, the whole confrontation with Sister Hildegarde at the end was also rather weak (and, obviously, it never happened for real) and it shift the focus from the Irish Catholic church to a single individual which was a rather misguided choice. Eventually, what really made this movie work was the interesting relationship between Judi Dench’s and Steve Coogan’s characters thanks to some solid performances from both ac” read more

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