Philomena (2013)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Drama, Road Movie  |   Release Date - Nov 22, 2013 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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The title character of Stephen Frears' Philomena is played by Judi Dench. She is an elderly Irish woman who, as a teenager, gave birth while she was working at a convent. The Catholic Church had the child adopted, and now, decades later, Philomena is introduced to Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), onetime government spokesperson who is now working as a freelance journalist. Martin agrees to help Philomena look for her son, and the trail takes them to the United States, and brings them face-to-face with some long-buried secrets. All the while, the type-A Martin and the ceaselessly charming Philomena learn to trust each other. Philomena screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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adoption, pregnancy, reporter, search

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High Production Values, Sleeper