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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By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic

    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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