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Philomena ❤️ a movie review 🎬

June 5, 2017

When you become a parent, or have sole responsibility of a child, movies touch you in such different ways. Especially movies which are true and that revolve around the life of a child.

I remember seeing advertisements for Philomena when it first came out, but because of Steve Coogan being in it I automatically assumed it was a comedy, how wrong I was.

The Movie

In 1952, Irish teenager Philomena (played by Judi Dench) became pregnant out of wedlock and was sent to a convent. When her baby, Anthony, was a toddler, the nuns took Philomena’s child away from her and put him up for adoption in the United States. 

For the next 50 years, she searched tirelessly for her son. 

When former BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith (played by Steve Coogan) learns of the story, he becomes her ally. They travel together to America to find Anthony and become unexpectedly close in the process.

Verdict –

Firstly I would like to congratulate Steve Coogan for his role. He is just as good as a serious dramatic actor, as he is a comedien.

The story was touching in so many ways, being a true story of fear, loss and discovery made viewing even more exciting and at the same time tremendously upsetting.

We live in scary times now in a world filled with good and evil. The past was pretty much the same, as evil can come in many different forms. But next to every act of terror or evil, there will always be someone there willing to help.

Philomena is now available on dvd.

I also look forward to reading the book the movie was based on – The Lost Child of Philomena Lee; by Martin Sixsmith.


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  1. Lesley permalink

    The movie received numerous awards in 2014. A very good film that I too would recommend! x

  2. Yes I only watched it recently on Netflix, such a touching story x

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