Philomena (2013)

Philomena (2013)
 

Director Stephen Frears

Writer Steve Coogan (screenplay), Jeff Pope (screenplay), Martin Sixsmith (book)

Genre Biography, Drama

Year 2013

Actors Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham

IMDB : 7.6 (78,283 votes)


 

Description When former journalist Martin Sixsmith is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena, who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent. Martin arranges a magazine assignment about her search for him that eventually leads to America. Along the way, Martin and Philomena discover as much about each other as about her son's fate. Furthermore, both find their basic beliefs challenged.

Comments

  • David#323 2016-10-09 01:30:52
    The part that I'm thinking about the most is how the nun's prevented Michael Hess from finding his mother. They chose to present their saintly image how they cared for abandoned children and denied him his last goodbye. It made me think of some of the 9/11 stories of the people trapped in the towers and on the planes. Of how important it was for them to phone with a last I love you before they left.
  • Zach Blackman 2016-06-10 02:13:09
    The soundtrack for this movie is good
  • Aah Yes 2016-03-11 04:42:08
    hard to remember when I last saw so much horsesh*t crammed into one movie
  • Camelia Schutt 2016-01-31 12:22:26
    Barnevernet - The CPS from Norway....the same story but in our time. After 50 years our kids will wach a movie about this nazi country and they will cry in frnt on tv....
  • Spencer Woodhouse 2015-11-06 22:39:46
    This movie will tear a hole through your soul, drain you of every tear you have left in your body, and set up residence in your mind. What genius. I'd like to meet everyone that made this film and thank them. Their use of dramatic action to convey what lesser talents would spend dozens of script pages of dialogue to explain was, I can't put it into words, just, as perfect as you can get in an imperfect world. The legendary Robert McKeee could use it as a poster child for his teachings. Watch this movie. If your a laymen, you'll love it, if you're a writer, an artist of any kind, you'll see the gift we all search for, the level of talent we all hope for. As a writer myself, someone who's trying to put his own film together, I beg the universe to unite this posting and anyone involved in making this film in hopes that such mastery could be brought to my own project. Spencer Woodhouse https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1290487230/film-entitled-the-quest-for-perpetual-bliss/description
  • FriendlyPitbull1 2015-01-13 16:24:21
    Absolutely the most amazing movie I have ever seen. Touching and so real. The woman might have made a mistake but the church created a bigger one by taking a child away from his mother. Judy Dench I would like to hug. She was outstanding and even without a touch of make up she was beautiful. A movie everyone should watch and a story that should be told.
  • Wow Wow 2015-01-08 05:13:18
    Anyone knows the music at the beginning of the trailer?
  • Liz Mitrovic 2014-07-01 21:29:06
    What a brilliant film judy dench you were perfect I want to watch it again
  • Ladybbird Can 2014-06-08 15:10:00
    Believe me Ziah in those days many Nuns were evil. I grew up in Ireland & can remember their cruelty to this day..More Info/Photos on this on dreamteamdownloads1(.com) & Thanks for the video.Please join that site, & enjoy all the other things it has to offer NB: Certain Sections are NOT Available to Unregistered Members
  • djdant 2014-05-16 21:28:45
    Does anybody know the song that's played at the beginning of this trailer? The piano?
  • Luísa Barros 2014-02-08 17:49:59
    Wonderful film with top-notch performances and screenplay.
  • Nicurauga zzz 2014-01-28 08:32:07
    personally dislike judi dench in the bond films but she seems alright here. Plus steve coogan so yeah its a must watch
  • marneebox 2014-01-20 02:36:31
    I didnt get the clitoris comment? How was it used comically?
  • Felipe Brussel 2014-01-12 10:40:05
    Judi Dench as great as always...love the scene on the plane!!!
  • KSMSDRPEPPER 2013-12-19 02:30:17
    I'd be able to advertise this trailer if the captioning was actually accurate. There's a lot of breakdown in the "automatic software" especially with the accents. I have a website for email notification of the captioned movies being shown at the Warren Theater in Wichita.
  • Bianca Nevernever 2013-12-18 20:13:14
    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS FILM. SO MUCH FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS FILM GOES. MUCH TO LEARN FROM. GO SEE IT. YOU'LL LOVE IT.
  • ninigreen7 2013-12-17 16:32:20
    I saw this movie last week- the movie is very good indeed! Dame Judi Dench  is BRILLIANT! Such a compelling performance! I am very surprised by Steve Coogan's script. It is an amazing and very sad true story! The Catholic Church has a lot to answer to all these people, who are still living with the scars of a tragic past!
  • Adashi Farin 2013-12-06 06:21:33
    The thing is, Martin, I didn't even know I had a cliterace.
  • Ziah Von Heyneman 2013-11-23 00:46:40
    From reading the real story about Philomena Lee the nuns at the convent she stayed at were bitches towards her. How dare they call her a sinner and stupid when she didn't know what sex or pregnancy was. It's not like it was her fault that she wasn't educated about sex or pregnancy. Even her own family disowned her. That's f***** up.
  • hibiscus 2013-11-21 23:28:23
    what song is that?

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