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Philomena

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
Philomena


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, 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, a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.
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MPAA rating:
PG-13
for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual reference
Cast:
Simone Lahbib; Judi Dench; Steve Coogan
Directed by:
Stephen Frears
On the web:
 
Philomena Official Site
Genre:
Drama
Running time:
01:34
Release date:
2013
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