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Philomena


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Release Date: November 22, 2013 (limited; expands: Nov. 27)
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Director: Stephen Frears
Screenwriter: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references)
Official Website: Philomenamovie.com | Facebook
Review: 9/10 rating
DVD Review: Not Available
DVD: DVD | Blu-ray Disc
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Plot Summary: 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.

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