Release date:November 22, 2013
(limited; expands: Nov. 27)

Studio:The Weinstein Company

Director:Stephen Frears

MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references)


Starring:Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark


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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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