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A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
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1h 38m
A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
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Judi Dench
Steve Coogan
Martin Sixsmith
Sophie Kennedy Clark
Young Philomena
Barbara Jefford
Sister Hildegarde
Ruth McCabe
Mother Barbara
Peter Hermann
Pete Olsson
Sean Mahon
Michelle Fairley
Sally Mitchell
Wunmi Mosaku
Young Nun
Amy McAllister
Sister Anunciata
Cathy Belton
Sister Claire
Kate Fleetwood
Young Sister Hildegarde
Rita Hamill
Nursery Nun
Tadhg Bowen
Young Anthony
Saoirse Bowen
Young Mary
Harrison DAmpney
Anthony (8-10 Years)
Simone Lahbib
Kate Sixsmith
Sara Stewart
Marcia Weller
Directed By: Stephen Frears
Written By: Steve Coogan (Screenplay), Jeff Pope (Screenplay), + 1 more

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Atlantis14 says...
9 years ago
I was hesitant to watch this movie and not in the mood to watch a heavy drama. To my surprise it was amazing. No forced drama and it was actually to my great surprise a lot of fun to watch. This movie was faster and more fun and more thrilling that Amazing Spider-Man 2!
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snarknbanter says...
8 years ago
I think this was a good movie. There were some parts of it I didn't quite understand - like how the Abbey wasn't sued and the people responsible incarcerated for their crimes - but overall, it's a different kind of movie, and a story that needs to be told and heard.
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NinaX-deleted-1557529047 says...
9 years ago
Sorry all men, but this movie really hit all the right strings and break the heart can only woman. Wow. Judi Dench better than Meryl!
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CatyAlexandre says...
9 years ago
I knew that I almost certainly would like this film but I had a different idea of what it would be. I didn't expect such a wonderful, sweet and heartbreaking story. This tells the story of Philomena Lee and the jornalist who got interested in helping her in the pursuit of her lost child. This woman passed through some rough times in her life. She got pregnant, her family abandoned her in a convent for girls in the same situation of Philomena's to be punished by her sins. They were slaved by the sisters of the convent, and they just could see their children for one hour a day. Posteriorly they sold their babies to American families. The catholic issues addressed in this story are very controversial and unfortunately all very real. What can be more suffocating than keeping a painful secret during 50 years? What can be more arduous than taking away a child from her mother? What can be more disturbing than telling someone that the consequences of their misfortune of loosing a child to a stranger and never hear about him anymore, was their punishment because they had sin by having sex? This is very sad. Judi Dench is wonderful in here. She brings the right humour and the right emotion for the story and her performance feels so true. Steven Coogan is very good also in a much more engaging and serious role. Philomena is the simple yet painful story of a wonderful woman. At the end you just wanna give Philomena Lee a big hug! Bigger than the religious matter around the story this film has a much important question to ask us: Are we capable of forgiving? I think that is the strong message that it wants to transmit.
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6/10  7 years ago
So I saw Philomena and it was kinda good. It's definitely a solid movie but solid is where it stops. It's still a good movie but the entire time I kinda got a made for TV vibe from it. Steve Coogan was basically playing Steve Coogan but Judi Dench did a great job playing her character as a s More
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