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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... View more >
on appeal for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references
Starring Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Simone Lahbib
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Movie was good but disappointed in the ending, I think during the whole movie I was waiting for the way I thought/wanted it was going to end.
Happy to see a crowded theater during the day.
I read on the intenet that "Philomena" was nominated best picture and best actress for Judi Dench for the SAG Awards. I had lots of respect for the SAG Awards, but I wasn't in agreement with the nominations. After seeing this movie, I'm still shaking my head of why this movie is nominated in the first place. Thje movie is based on the true story of a woman whose only son was taken away from the nuns and put up for adaption. The film was based on the book "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee," and I saw it, it wasn't much of a movie to began with. Judi Dench doidn't add much to her character and Steve Coogan didn't do much either. My advice is to read the book and skip the movie. The subect matter of kids who were taken away from thei4r parents and place in adaption was the only thing that hold this movie together.
Philomena is really the story of the search for redemption by the two main characters--one who lost her child fifty years ago and one who is seeking to revive his career. In the end, what they find surprises them both. From the previews of this film, I thought the plot would be fairly predictable. I was wrong. Judi Dench deserves an Oscar for her performance.
Good storyline; keeps moving along. It has both laughter and tears. Judi Dench was terrific; she is one of those people who is always worth watching!
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